GRE Word List

MALAPROPISM

the usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase

The meaning of the word malapropism is the usually unintentionally humorous misuse or distortion of a word or phrase.

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WordMeaning
wiltloose freshness; droop
glamoran exciting and often illusory and romantic attractiveness
demeritoffense
tendermarked by, responding to, or expressing the softer emotions : fond
incantationa use of spells or verbal charms spoken or sung as a part of a ritual of magic
avariceexcessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain : greediness
talismanan object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune
overturnto cause to turn over : upset
recessionthe act or action of receding : withdrawal
throbto pulsate or pound with abnormal force or rapidity