EUPHEMISM a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. Example – “Passed away” or “kick the bucket” is a euphemism that describes the death of a person. A) Match the following with their correct meanings. - armed intervention to be economical with the truth - ethnic cleansing to put something/someone to sleep to pass away between jobs - big boned fall off a back of a lorry to tell lies using violence to force people from one ethnic group to leave an area to be out of work to be quite fat to declare war on someone something which is quite cheap, probably because it as stolen to kill someone, usually an animal to die B) Now see if you can put one of the above expressions into the correct gap in these sentences. Don't forget you may have to change the tense. 1 - All politicians are accused of ___________ 2 - How much did you pay for your flat screen telly? B: It was really cheap. I think it __________ 3 - Is your grandfather any better? B: Oh didn't you know? He ____________ last Monday. 4 - The USA is threatening ________________ in Iran unless they agree to cease developing nuclear power. 5 - John is _____________ at the moment so I don't think he can afford to come on holiday with us. 6 - I'm afraid that Dennis will have to be ____________. His kidneys aren't working and he seems to be in pain all of the time. 7 - One of the many horrors of the recent Bosnian conflict was the policy of __________which displaced a great many people.