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Words I Often Confuse

eulogy – a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially a set oration in honor of a deceased person

effigy – something you burn in place of somebody

epithet – any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality, eg. Richard the Lion-Hearted

epigram – any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed, syn: quip

epigraph – an apposite quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, etc.

epitaph – a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site