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- n. A figure of speech wherein a taunting expression is softened by a jest; an insult veiled in grace.
From ancient Ancient Greek χαριεντισμός. (Wiktionary)
I am bored by Monkey Wood's blantant over-use of charientism and cacophemism for my darkie brethren - it is an abomination to the Lord - who is ironically my next door neighbour ".