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Word: malapropism

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


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::: reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
::: bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
::: rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
::: decapitate - behead
::: deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
::: sherbet - flavored dessert ice
::: fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
::: bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty