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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
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
scrappy - quarrelsome
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
mason - one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather