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Word: malapropism

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


More Vocab Words

::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
::: truncate - cut the top off; shorten
::: dispel - scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
::: tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
::: censorious - severely critical
::: infantile - childish; infantlike
::: daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
::: improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
::: inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic