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Word: malapropism

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


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::: clairvoyant - having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
::: wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
::: imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
::: gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
::: suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: tenacity - firmness; persistence
::: amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
::: bookish - fond of books and reading
::: taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch