GRE Word List

SPOONERISM

accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner

The meaning of the word spoonerism is accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner.

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WordMeaning
abusivecoarsely insulting; physically harmful
indecisivemarked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
vigoractive strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
expeditehasten; make go faster
woefulsad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
vacillatewaver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
knolllittle round hill; hillock
collectedcomposed; calm; self-possessed
denizen(animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
tumid(of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous