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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
egotistical - egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
dynamic - energetic; vigorously active
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer