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periphrasis

view main entry for periphrasisnoun [countable/uncountable] linguistics  /pəˈrɪfrəsɪs/ 
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periphrastic

  /ˌperɪˈfræstɪk/  adjective
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creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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