Meiosis (mei-o’-sis): Reference to something with a name disproportionately lesser than its nature (a kind of litotes). This term is equivalent to tapinosis.
That so-called “Presidential Executive Office” is looking more and more like a “Used Car Sales Office” that’s failing to meet its quota.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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