OOPS! ANOTHER "BRAIN-FART" !
More Fun With Words 2
Copyright: 02-23-08 - Tom Hyland
A - an article, which modifies a noun - like - A Clown.
An - same thing, but n is added when noun begins with a Vowel.
Ana - a noun, a collection of items, especially, Sayings or Anecdotes.
Anachronism - a noun, meaning - a Relic, or Survival.
Anal - an adjective, meaning - obsessively Self-controlled,
AS IN - some regard this author as - ANAL RETENTIVE!
Analogous - an adjective, meaning - Similar, or Equivalent.
Animal - a noun, denoting a Creature, or Critter, not Human.
Animate - a verb, meaning - to assign Action To.
Animosity - a noun, meaning - Hostility, or ill Feeling.
Ano - a noun, but in Latin - meaning Year, as in Ano Domine,
AS IN - the Calendar - Year of our Lord - A.D.
Anomaly - a noun, meaning - Irregularity, or Glitch.
Anon - an Olde English adverb, denoting Time - meaning Soon.
Another - a descriptive pronoun, meaning Not this one, but an Other.
Anonymous - another noun, meaning - person Unknown.
Annals - a noun, denoting - Records, or Chronicles,
AS IN - The Chronicles of Narnia!
Annex - a verb, meaning - Take over, or Seize.
Annihilate - a verb, meaning - Wipe out, Defeat, or Obliterate.
Annual - an adjective, meaning - Yearly, or once a Year.
Annul - a verb, meaning - to Cancel, or Terminate.
Annuity - a noun, meaning - Pension, or Allowance,
AS IN - Mine, from JHU - SUCKS!
Anniversary - a noun, denoting - Birthday, or Centennial.
Ant - a noun - an insect - modern name for Archaic Pismire.
Ante - a noun, meaning - Bet, Gamble, or Pot.
Antonym - a noun, meaning - Opposite in Meaning.
Any - can be: a Noun, Adjective, or Adverb,
AS IN - ONE - SOME - AT ALL!
I knew this word existed, but I spent about a half of an hour trying to find it on the Net - thought it started with an A --- DUH!
on·o·mat·o·poe·ia [ ňnn? mat? p? ? ]
imitation of sound in words: the formation or use of words that imitate the sound associated with something, e.g. "hiss" and "buzz"
[Late 16th century. Via late Latin< Greek onomatopoiia "making of words" < onoma "name" + poiein "make" (see poem)]
po·em [ p? ?m ] (plural po·ems)
1. piece written in verse: a complete and self-contained piece of writing in verse that is set out in lines of a set length and uses rhythm, imagery, and often rhyme to achieve its effect
2. writing with poetic effect: a piece of writing that is not in verse, but that has the imaginative, rhythmic, or metaphorical qualities and the intensity usually associated with a poem
3. beautiful or delightful thing: something particularly lovely, beautiful, or delightful
[15th century. Directly or via French< Latin poema< Greek poi?ma "making" < poiein "make"]
In rhetoric, litotes is a figure of speech in which a speaker, rather than making a certain claim, denies its opposite; for example, rather than call a person attractive, one might say he's "not too bad to look at." Litotes can be used to weaken a statement — "It's bad, but it's O.K." can be seen as self-contradictory, but one can weaken the first part using litotes, producing "It's not good, but it's O.K.," which is a reasonable statement.
Conversely, litotes can be used as a form of understatement, strengthening or emphasizing a statement, as in the first example above. The interpretation of litotes thus depends on context, including cultural context.
THAT’S ALL - FOLKS!
J - PAL … TOM …
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