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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
cogent - convincing
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
abhor - detest; hate
entomology - study of insects
fallible - liable to err