Intimation: Hinting at a meaning but not stating it explicitly.

You know, when somebody tromps around the house in dirty rubber boots, somebody has to clean it up. Depending on what Mr. Dirty Boots brings through the door, it can take a long time to clean the floor or carpet and may even require toxic chemicals to remove. Breathing chemicals’ fumes can harm a toddler, like that one over there in the playpen—our little Eddie.

I read an article in Guilt-Free Parenting about removing footwear at the door. It made a lot of sense. Start doing it or Eddie and I will go visit my mother forever.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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