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Word: malapropism

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


More Vocab Words

::: ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
::: marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
::: imperceptible - unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
::: beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
::: unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
::: distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
::: credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated