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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
conundrum - riddle; difficult problem
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
warranted - justified; authorized
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
revulsion - sudden strong feeling of disgust; sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction; Ex. revulsion from the scenes of torture
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
perforate - pierce; put a hole through