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::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
::: demoniac - (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
::: hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose