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malapropism
ludicrous misuse of a word
His malapropisms amused us.
nonplussed
perplexed
He was nonplussed by the unexpected question.
postlude
concluding section
It was a tragic postlude to her long life.
hierarchy
ranking
There must be a hierarchy of values.
portly
stout
The portly doorman carried himself gracefully.
interdication
prohibition
The judge's interdiction stopped the construction.
vide
see
Vide Johnson's definition of politics on page 35.
omnibus
covering many things
The omnibus legislative bill passed.
monolithic
massive and uniform
The monolithic totalitarian society revolted.
imponderable
difficult to ponder
He tried to weigh the imponderable issue.
benediction
blessing
The grandfather's benediction made them happy.
incredulous
not believing
Her incredulous face revealed her mistrust.
omniscient
all-knowing
The story was told from an omniscient point of view.
neophyte
beginner
The graduate was a neophyte in the business world.
unilateral
one-sided
The unilateral decision required no conference.