Taxonomy vs Overexaggerate - What's the difference?
As a noun taxonomy
is the science or the technique used to make a classification.
As a verb overexaggerate is
to exaggerate, to overstate excessively.
The science or the technique used to make a classification.
A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
(taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
* alpha taxonomy
* folk taxonomy
* scientific taxonomy
To exaggerate, to overstate excessively.
- "That math test was so hard, nobody could have passed it! I mean, Albert Einstein couldn't have done it! Our professor probably had no idea how to solve those equations! I mean-"
- "I get it, OK? Quit overexaggerating!"
As exaggerate'' already denotes excess, ''overexaggerate'' is considered redundant and therefore proscribed by some authorities.
[2009 , Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis, ''Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The Grammatically Challenged ]