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spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
sprightly - lively
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin