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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
delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
abut - border upon; adjoin