Oxymorons are contradictory expressions. How can terms such as "false facts" or a "genuine lie" make sense? Because oxymorons tend to be ambivalent, they should be avoided in scientific writing. Nonetheless, there are a few oxymorons that are commonly used. Examples are ill health, common sense, bad grammar, disorganized system, conspicuous absences, or cruel kindness.
Q When using an oxymoron, make sure the term is commonly known and its use is appropriate in scientific communication.
Q Exercise 12
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