Course: Fun ways to learn new words for everyday communication Lesson 9 Words about words Lesson 9: Words about words Presented by Reema Behl
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What kind of words are we looking at? Anticlimax Analogy Ambiguity Simile Clich Euphemism Epigram Redundancy
In this chapter, we will look at these words Analogy Ambiguity Clich Euphemism Epigram
Analogy Origin: Greek Ana: According to Logos: Proportion So, things analogous to each other, while different are similar in proportion
Analogy Partial agreement or resemblance between things that are somewhat different
Analogy Your body is like a machine. Put in the proper fuel and it Your bodu is like a machine. Put in the proper tuel and it WIIl function ef cientlu.
Analogy to Analogous The human heart is analogous to a pump.
Clich Oneiec frotaca ar stereot Origin: French An electrotype or stereotype plate tor printing So, your statement that lacks in originality, is stereotyped and fixed is called a clich .
Clich A stale, worn-out, or stereotyped phrase, either written or spoken
Clich it is raining cats and dogs Mu life has come a full circle.
Clich Your lesson is full of cliches. Improve it or no one will enjoy watching your videos
Euphemism lsing a pleasing expression in place of one which although is more accurate but which might be offensive, embarrasing, or in bad taste
Epigram Origin: Greek Epi: Or graphein: write
Epigram examples Live simply so that others may simply live. If we don't end war, the war will end us
Epigram...epigrammatic There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. scar Wilde is known for his 'epigrammatic style of writing Oscar Wilde is known tor his 'epigrammatic Stule of writing
Ambiguity Origin: Latir Ambi: Around Agere: to go When you make an ambiguous statement, you are beating around the bush
Ambiguity Vagueness, indefiniteness, uncertainity, an expression whose meaning can be taken in tw o or more ways
Ambiguity...Ambiguous The Prime Minister's statement on China was an ambiguous one.
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