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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.

Random words

WordMeaning
antidoteremedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
affluenceabundance; wealth
repulsiondistaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
boguscounterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
consignsend to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
peddletravel about selling (wares); CF. foot
finishsurface texture; completeness of execution
nutrientnourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
augmentincrease; add to
apparentevident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement