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titular - of a title; in name only; nominal; having the title of an office without the obligations; Ex. titular head of the company
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
minatory - menacing; threatening
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop