The term power outage gives little hint of when the

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Unformatted text preview: friendly fire social promotion holding back special ed No Child Left Behind taboo Extra Word(s) You Learned in This Lesson _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ 196 build word power in special ways ANSWERS P ra c t i c e : U n m a s k i n g E u p h e m i s m s 1. Because of budget cuts at the company, my mother’s job was eliminated. The writer wanted to make it clear that the mother was not to blame for the loss of her job. 2. Sadly, the neighborhood where we used to live is now said to be a less desirable place to live. The writer is trying not to say that different kinds of people are moving in, probably causing property values to decline. 3. To her great embarrassment, Eileen’s mother called her slightly overweight. Probably Eileen’s mother thinks her daughter is more than slightly overweight and actually fat, but is trying to soften the blow by calling her pleasingly plump; the mother is hardly pleased a...
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