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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
jaunt - trip; short journey
olfactory - concerning the sense of smell
perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
gruel - thin liquid porridge