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Word: gaffe

Definition: social blunder


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::: revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
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::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
::: satirical - using satire; mocking
::: alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
::: precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
::: amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
::: magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner