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eu•phe•mism



Pronunciation: (yOO'fu-miz"um), [key]
n.
1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
2. the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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