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::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
::: leonine - like a lion
::: shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
::: ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
::: arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
::: comprehend - include; understand
::: piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
::: overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate