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a figure of speech in which the writer deliberately makes something seem smaller or lesser (less good, less important) than it actually is. See euphemism litotes and meiosis.
(also called colloquial language) informal language that is appropriate for everyday, casual...
the written text of a play or film, including the charactersâ?? dialogue, descriptions of scenes...
a word or phrase that derives from another word or word root, e.g. quickly from quick.
the letters added to the end of a root that change the part of speech of the word.