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Word: malapropism

Definition: comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop


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::: rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
::: chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
::: perforate - pierce; put a hole through
::: unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: uniformity - sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
::: intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
::: slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
::: apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
::: significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant