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Word: malapropism

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


More Vocab Words

::: seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
::: centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
::: figurine - small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
::: submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
::: veracious - (of a person) truthful
::: loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell