A figure by which, in pretending to pass over anything, a summary mention of it is made; as, “I will not say, he is valiant, he is learned, he is just.” Also called paraleipsis.

To give in exchange for something else; to exchange (one thing) for another; also, to exchange (a thing) with a person (also absol.). To carry about for sale; to hawk, peddle. To bargain or deal for a commodity, with a person; to negotiate; also to have dealings in, to trade; esp. of dealings of anRead more »

To publish or announce publicly the name of (a person) as condemned to death and confiscation of property (or, more generally, to some lesser sanction, as imprisonment, exile on pain of death, etc.); to outlaw; to banish. To declare authoritatively to be unacceptable or invalid; to prohibit, forbid, exclude; to condemn, discountenance.

To alleviate (a disease or its symptoms) without effecting a cure; to relieve or ease (physical or emotional suffering) temporarily or superficially; to mitigate the sufferings of. To disguise or misrepresent the gravity of (an offence, fault, etc.) esp. by means of an excuse; to extenuate, excuse.

To embezzle, pilfer, or misappropriate (money).

To get the better of; to cheat or swindle; to hoodwink, humbug, bamboozle.

To cause the formation of pus in or the discharge of pus from (an area of the body); to ripen (an abscess).

To start aside, so as to elude anything; to swerve, ‘shy’; to flinch, shrink, give way. To elude, avoid, shirk; to flinch from; to blink. Of the eyes: To lose firmness of glance, to flinch, quail.

To vacillate, be irresolute or undecided. To show indecision in one’s dealings with.

To soil, discolour, as with smoke, soot, or mud; also fig. to sully, dim the lustre of.

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