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Word: malapropism

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


More Vocab Words

::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
::: knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
::: stipend - pay for services
::: quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
::: platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
::: divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
::: congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity