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Word: malapropism

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


More Vocab Words

::: exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
::: aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
::: gaffe - social blunder
::: consort - associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)
::: merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
::: caricature - distortion; burlesque
::: putrefy - make or become putrid; N. putrefaction
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
::: corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce