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Word: malapropos

Definition: inappropriate; ADV.


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::: provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic
::: impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
::: igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
::: misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable