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Which word is right here:
"Berkshire boars are known to be docile animals, however Napoleon [juxtaposes/is an oxymoron of] this stereotype"?

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I’d probably say juxtaposes(/contrasts/contradicts)! Oxymoron is more for words put together that contrast each other (“living dead”, “found missing” etc.)
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Without context it's hard to say either is right, because "Berkshire boars are known to be docile animals, however Napoleon juxtaposes this stereotype" doesn't really make sense. Simply grammatically speaking you would want to write "is a juxtaposition of this stereotype" maybe, but I don't think that expresses what you're trying to say, which is "Napoleon subverts the stereotype", I think? That would be a better phrasing in my opinion, if that is what you are trying to express.
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(Original post by jaxp)
Which word is right here:
"Berkshire boars are known to be docile animals, however Napoleon [juxtaposes/is an oxymoron of] this stereotype"?

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Maybe is the antithesis of this stereotype ?
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