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— as in: racial epithet
Both sides are hurling the Nazi
an insulting or abusive word or phrase
— as in: earned the epithet, "The Great"
George Washington is known by the
, "Father of our Country".
a descriptor added to a person’s name — as in Alexander
a phrase used in place of a name or word — such as:
The Big Apple
for New York
The Great Emancipator
for Abraham Lincoln
man’s best friend
In botany, a
is the word identifying the species.
. . . enhancing vocabulary while reading