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Word: malapropism

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


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::: acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: aspirant - seeker after position or status
::: overthrow - topple; N.
::: discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
::: sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
::: nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
::: requisite - necessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
::: aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified