ok-see-MOR-on, -mor-)
plural oxymorons or oxymora (ok-see-MOR-uh, -mor-uh)

MEANING: noun: A figure of speech in which two contradictory terms appear together for emphasis, for example, “deafening silence”.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek oxymoron, from neuter of oxymoros (sharp dull), from oxys (sharp) + moros (dull). The word moron comes from the same root. Earliest documented use: 1656.

POXYMORON - musta had a nasty case of acne in his youth

DOXYMORON - a concubine who isn't very bright

OXYMOROON - my field may be plowed by boustrophedon, but it's purple!