WOW: apophasis


 

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NoThis week’s Word of the Week is: apophasis.

Apophasis is an amusing little rhetorical device where a subject is brought up by specifically saying that it will not be mentioned.

An example would be: “I’m not even going to mention that ten bucks you still owe me.”

The word comes from the Greek meaning literally to say no or deny.

 

WOW: winsome


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winsome

 

This week’s Word of the Week is: winsome.

It’s been a while, so I have decided to restart the tradition with a nice word.

Winsome means sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging.

I think it has a wholesome feel to it.  It comes from the Middle English word wynn meaning joy.

 

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