What does apophasis mean?
The definition of apophasis
A*poph”a*sis, n.
Etym: [Gr. (Rhet.)

A figure by which a speaker formally declines to take notice of a favorable point, but in such a manner as to produce the effect desired. [For example, see Mark Antony’s oration. Shak., Julius Cæsar, iii. 2.]