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Word: malapropism

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


More Vocab Words

::: bearing - deportment; connection
::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
::: uniformity - sameness; monotony; ADJ. uniform: the same all over
::: perturb - disturb greatly
::: surmount - overcome
::: deplete - reduce; exhaust
::: furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
::: inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
::: filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
::: anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event