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Word of the Day – Aug. 11 – Euphemism

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Noun: Euphemism  (YOO-fuh-miz-um)

Definition: The substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant; also, the expression so substituted.

Example sentence: Aunt Helen would never say that someone had “died,” but preferred to communicate the unpleasant news with a euphemism like “passed on.”

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