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Oxymoron

"Acceptable risk" is an oxymoron to some security people.  (Jay Heister)

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Definition:

Oxymoron (n.)  :  a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction;  a turn of expression;  a manner of speaking.

Synonyms  :  allegory, allusion, comparison, hyperbole, irony, parallel, personification, satire, simile, understatement.


Scrabble Value:

O = 1 point
X = 8 points
Y = 4 points
M = 3 points
O = 1 point
R = 1 point
O = 1 point
N = 1 point

Oxymoron is worth at least 20 points in the game of scrabble and would be a wise word choice!

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06 May 2016 07:20

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