Epitaph, Epithet

An epitaph is a tribute inscribed on a tombstone in honor of the person buried there.

An epithet, unlike an epitaph, is often an insult based on race, class, religion, politics, etc.: The mob was shouting racial epithets.

Otherwise, an epithet is a kind of nickname. It is a word or brief phrase that illustrates a defining trait of someone or something: Alexander the Great, the wine-dark sea.



Confusing Words and Homonyms

Letter A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z