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catachresis - Word of the Day - Thu May 5, 2022




catachresis - (noun) - 1: use of the wrong word for the context; 2: use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech

The Office Boss GIF


Bosses tend to speak with catachresis such as saying "job-seeker" instead of unemployed.


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