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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
frenzied - madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.