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GRE Word List

MALAPROPISM

comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop

The meaning of the word malapropism is comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop.

Random words

WordMeaning
fulcrumsupport on which a lever rests or pivots
painstakingtaking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
monetarypertaining to money
concomitantthat which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
unguentointment
inclinedtending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
absolutecomplete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
disgorgesurrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
mysticof hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
enticelure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt