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Oxymorons

A phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect,

Source:  http://www.atlantamortgagegroup.com/oxymoronlist.htm

Some examples:

Accurate estimate

Accurate forecast

Act naturally

Active retirement

Almost always

Almost certain

Amicable divorce

Ballpoint

Benevolent despot

Benign neglect  

Bittersweet

Bridegroom

Build-down

Deliberate speed  

Elevated subway  

Final draft  

Firewater

Freezer burn  

Fresh frozen

Idiot savant

Industrial park

Inside out

Light heavyweight  

Living end

Loyal opposition  

Mobile home

Negative growth

Old boy  

One-man band

Open secret

Original copy

Random order

Recorded live  

Sight unseen

Small fortune

Speechwriting

Spendthrift

Standard deviation  

Student teacher

Working vacation

Young adult

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March 21, 2009 - Posted by | Miscellaneous

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