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Oxymorons


n. pl. oxymora (-mr, -mr) or oxymorons A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.

1. Jumbo shrimp 2. Guest host 3. Mutually exclusive 4. First-strike defense 5. Department of Interior (responsible for everything outside ..???...) 6. Pretty ugly 7. A little big 8. Recently new 9. Severely killed 10. Union workers 11. Good grief 12. Friendly competitor 13. Honest Lawyer 14. Committed schedule 15. Clean hack 16. Violent Agreement 17. This page intentionally left blank 18. "Thank God I'm an Atheist" 19. Better than New 20. One Size Fits All 21. Tax Return 22. Constant change 23. Paperless Office 24. Rapid Transit 25. Freezer burn 26. Inside out 27. New classic 28. Soft rock 29. Definite maybe 30. Act naturally 31. Taped live 32. Found missing 33. 12-ounce pound cake 34. Plastic glasses 35. Advanced BASIC 36. Exact estimate 37. Extinct life 38. Same difference 39. Working vacation 40. Clearly misunderstood 41. Almost exactly 42. Tight slacks 43. Passive aggressive 44. Silent scream 45. Terribly pleased 46. Sweet sorrow 47. Small crowd 48. Synthetic natural gas 49. Genuine imitation 50. Airline Food 51. Political Science 52. Government Organization 53. Military Intelligence 54. Temporary Tax Increase 55. Rap Music 56. Peacekeeping Force 57. Microsoft Works 58. Childproof 59. Religious Tolerance 60. Christian Science 61. Native American 62. Evolutionary Theory 63. Business Ethics 64. Honest Politician 65. Born dead 66. Bit to big 67. Thinking out 68. Quiet loudspeaker 69. Wind Burn 70. Terribly Good 71. Terrific Head Ache 72. Resident alien 73. Sanitary landfill 74. Alone together 75. Legally drunk 76. Living dead 77. Butt head 78. Peace force 79. Army intelligence 80. Living dead 81. Heartfelt Politics 82. Cafeteria Food 83. Drawing a blank 84. Positively negative 85. Deafening silence 86. Mournful optimist 87. Good beating 88. Quiet riot 89. Simple calculus 90. Civil war 91. Brilliantly dull 92. Mild jalepeno 93. Realistic liberal 94. Silent screaming 95. Shouting whispers 96. Hell's angels 97. American beauty 98. Silent Women 99. The Peace War 100. Cat fish 101. Ethiopian Feast 102. Holy war 103. New and improved 104. Ghetto Punk 105. Good morning 106. Government assistance 107. A fine mess 108. Bittersweet 109. Peaceful war 110. Talkative mime 111. Tactical mass destruction 112. Sweet and sour sauce 113. Peaceful dragons (trust me on this one.) 114. Courage the Cowardly dog 115. Friendly fire (as in firearms) 116. Democratic dictatorship 117. Strangely normal 118. Little big horn 119. Plastic silverware 120. Lead astray 121. Cold sweat. 122. Metal wood (golf) 123. Waterproof washoff 124. Dry ice 125. Safe sex 126. Original copy 127. Cruel kindness 128. Laborious idleness 129. Industrial Action (usually means a strike) 130. Sweet tart 131. Icy hot 132. Real fake 133. Dull roar. 134. Loose tights. 135. Slow speed. 136. Non-fat cream. 137. Kosher ham. 138. Graduate student. 139. Virtual reality. 140. Constant variable. 141. Paid volunteer. 142. Science fiction. 143. Original copy. 144. Long shorts 145. Old news


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