Paromology

Par`o*mol"o*gy

(?), n. [Gr. fr. , fr. to grant; by, near + to speak together, agree. See Homologous.] (Rhet.) A concession to an adversary in order to strengthen one's own argument.
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Par`o*no*ma"si*a

(?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to form a word by a slight change; para` beside + to name, fr. 'o`noma a name.] (Rhet.) A play upon words; a figure by which the same word is used in different senses, or words similar in sound are set in opposition to each other, so as to give antithetical force to the sentence; punning. Dryden.
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Par`o*no*mas"tic

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Par`o*no*mas"tic*al

(?), } a. Of or pertaining to paronomasia; consisting in a play upon words.
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