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Word: malapropism

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


More Vocab Words

::: unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
::: puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
::: redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
::: equestrian - rider on horseback; ADJ.
::: execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
::: snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
::: reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
::: insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
::: superimpose - place over something else
::: pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent