Amphilogism
Amphilogism Am*phil"o*gism, Amphilogy Am*phil"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? + -logy.] Ambiguity of speech; equivocation. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Amphilogy — Amphilogism Am*phil o*gism, Amphilogy Am*phil o*gy, n. [Gr. ? + logy.] Ambiguity of speech; equivocation. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumlocution — (also called periphrasis, circumduction, circumvolution, periphrase, or ambage[1]) is an ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech. In its most basic form, circumlocution is using many words (such as a tool used for cutting things such as paper… …   Wikipedia

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