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14 Words Even English Majors Aren't Sure How To Pronounce

Just in case you want to work "synecdoche" into casual conversation.

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Synecdoche (n): a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something is used to refer to the whole of something, or vice-versa. For example, saying "nice wheels" when you're really referring to the entire car.



Anagnorisis (n): the point in the plot especially of a tragedy at which the protagonist recognizes his or her or some other character's true identity or discovers the true nature of his or her own situation.


Metonymy (n): figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated (as “crown” in “lands belonging to the crown”).


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