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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A figure of speech in which two words joined by a conjunction are used to convey a single idea instead of using a word and its modifier.
Example: "pleasant and warm" instead of "pleasantly warm"
From Latin hendiadys, from Greek hen dia duoin (one by two). Earliest documented use: 1589.
"'One good student and nice is Julio.'
'I compliment you on the superb hendiadys re: Julio.'"
John Fredrick; The King of Good Intentions; Verse Chorus Press; 2013.
See more usage examples of hendiadys in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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