Comments: Advanced Vocabulary Training
Quite useful, thanks.
Posted by Peccable at November 27, 2012 2:42 PM
I actually knew "metonymy" from an old James Thurber story about a teacher of his who actually once taught such usage in grammar class.
Posted by ed at November 27, 2012 3:19 PM
Great list: I got metonymy and jape, which I recall from Hamlet. Poor Yorick.
Posted by estoy listo at November 27, 2012 6:32 PM
Such a gallimaufry is a mere bagatelle to the connoisseur of the cruciform puzzle.
Posted by Rob De Witt at November 27, 2012 11:03 PM
Posted by BillH at November 28, 2012 2:49 PM
Please stop using words that have fallen into desuetude.
The ones I didn't know were
synteresis and ecpyrosis: didn't know the Greeks believed this.
I believe I heard Jesse the Jig Jackson refer to hebetude as the state of being one who lived in Hymie-Town.
Posted by Bill Jones at November 28, 2012 3:56 PM