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solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
affluence - abundance; wealth
memento - token; reminder of the past; keepsake; Ex. memento of your visit
noose - loop formed in a rope