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orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
impart - grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
multiform - having many forms
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop