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spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
matrimony - state of being married
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
jocund - merry
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)