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The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
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“You can not express irony or metaphor effectively in ticker-tape speech.”
A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often wryly amusing as a result
“Opposition parties wasted no time in stressing the irony of the situation.”
Having the smell, taste, and texture of game meat (which is typically slightly decomposed)
A strong, hard magnetic silvery-grey metal, the chemical element of atomic number 26, much used as a material for construction and manufacturing, especially in the form of steel
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