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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
recant - disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
amass - collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery