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Word: malapropism

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


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::: perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
::: enrapture - please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: bacchanalian - drunken
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong