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Word of the Day – Oct. 27 – Catachresis

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Noun: Catachresis (kat-uh-KREE-sis)

Definition:

1. Use of the wrong word for the context.

2. Use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech.

Sample sentence: Thanks to the many online dictionaries, I can avoid catachresis in my writings by looking up unfamiliar words with just a few clicks.

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