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::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
::: discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
::: debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
::: bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
::: conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: indissoluble - permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
::: bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
::: rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country