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epanodos

[ ih-pan-uh-dos ]
/ ɪˈpæn əˌdɒs /
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noun Rhetoric.

the repetition of a group of words in reverse order.
the recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech, especially in the reverse order.
the resumption of the main thread of a speech after a digression.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of epanodos

1580–90; <Greek epánodos recapitulation, rising, return, equivalent to ep-ep- + an(a)- ana- + (h)odós way, road, path
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