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Oxymorons

This material is to accompany the Teaching Tip 'Working Holiday'

'An epigrammatic effect, by which contradictory terms are used in conjunction'

1.Legally drunk
2. Exact estimate
3. Act naturally
4. Found missing
5. Resident alien
6. Genuine imitation
7. Airline food
8. Good grief
9. Government organization
10. Sanitary landfill
11. Alone together
12. Small crowd
13. Business ethics
14. Soft rock
15. Amtrak schedule
16. Military intelligence
17. Sweet sorrow
18. Compassionate conservative
19. "Now, then ..."
20. Passive aggression
21. Clearly misunderstood
22. Peace force
22. Extinct life
23. Plastic glasses
24. Terribly pleased
25. Computer security
26. Political science
27. Tight slacks
28. Definite maybe
29. Pretty ugly
30. Rap music
31. Working holiday
32. Religious tolerance
33. Microsoft Works
34. Genuine imitation
35. Same difference
36. Almost exactly
37. Silent scream
38. Living dead
39. Business ethics
40. Software documentation
41. New classic
42. Childproof
43. Taped live
44. Peace force
45. Terribly pleased
46. Diet ice cream
47. Exact estimate
48. Beautiful tyrant

For an incredibly long list get over to the Oxymoron list

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