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misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
avuncular - of or like an uncle
bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
abjure - renounce upon oath
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace