Words can obfuscate rather than communicate. Two examples are redundancies and oxymora. Redundancies distort reality with synonyms; while oxymora distort reality with antonyms. For example, redundancies include obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, hunger pangs, and childish games; while oxymora include open mind, free will, common courtesy, and common sense. As the building blocks of language, words can also create roadblocks to communication.
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