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beeline - direct quick route
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
nebulous - vague; hazy; cloudy; of a nebula; Ex. nebulous proposal
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux