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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence