Friday, September 19, 2003

Words for Next Week

double entendre n. -an ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate

equivocation n. -a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

euphemism n. -an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive

evasion n. -the act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.

lawyer n. -one whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in court or in other legal matters; a specialist in...

...obfuscation n. confusion resulting from failure to understand

devil n. [from the Greek, diabolos, meaning liar, slanderer]
1. The Evil Spirit
2. just another evil spirit
3. an evil person
4. an energetic, mischievous, daring, or clever person
5. just another person
5. lawyer
6. marketing man

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