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Word of the Day — May 11, 2013

May 10, 2013 - Scott Viau
euphemism - YOU-fem-IZM - a softened word or expression so as not to express what is too harsh or blunt, a polite word or phrase the conceals that which is offensive

Example: "A description of the book 'The Rise of Drones' includes this statement: 'Euphemisms like surgical strike and collateral damage practically sterilize the battlefield, making invasive military action a video game...'"



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