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a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly (plural: encomia). as the adjective encomiastic, means bestowing praise, eulogistic, laudatory
a category of writing derived from the French phrase meaning "beautiful" or "fine" writing; includes all literary works—especially fiction, poetry, drama, or essays—valued for their aesthetic qualities and originality of style and tone
(adjective) very flowery in style; ornate / tinged with red; ruddy / marked by emotional or sexual fervor / elaborately or excessively intricate or complicated
(noun) a literary term coined by Alexander Pope to describe to describe amusingly failed attempts at sublimity (an effect of anticlimax created by an unintentional lapse in mood from the sublime to the trivial or ridiculous); adj is "bathetic"
a stupid, awkward, or unlucky person
a grammatical mistake in speech or writing
(verb) to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of; appease