"...a term used in Literature and English Grammar classes. It is derived from the Greek word “pleon” meaning “excessive or abundant.”
Pleonasms are the opposites, or antonyms, of oxymora which are contradicting terms used together. Although easily confused and mixed-up with oxymora, pleonasm is redundant phrasing. Common examples of pleonasms in writing include: burning fire, cash money, end result, all together, and invited guests."
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