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Malapropism

An act or habit of misusing words ridiculously, especially by the confusion of words that are similar in sound

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Conjecture

Formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof; guess, speculation

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Putative

Commonly regarded as such; reputed; supposed

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Pithy

Brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible

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Humdrum

Lacking variety; boring; dull
Monotony
Dull, boring person

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Bigot

Person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion

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Fiduciary

A person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another
Depending on public confidence for value or currency, as fiat money

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Inveigh

To protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by "against")

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Obloquy

Censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or the general public
Discredit, disgrace, or bad repute resulting from public blame, abuse, or denunciation

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Dulcet

Pleasant to the ear, eye, tongue; soothing

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Apace

With speed; quickly; swiftly

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Headlong

With the head foremost; headfirst
Without delay/deliberation
Undertaken quickly and suddenly; impetuous

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Abet

To encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing

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Ancillary

Subordinate; subsidiary
Auxiliary; Assisting

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Espouse

To make one's own; adopt or embrace, as a cause

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Mainstay

Nautical: the stay that secures the mainmast forward
A person or thing that acts as a chief support or part

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Stalwart

Strongly and stoutly built; sturdy and robust
Strong and brave; valiant
Firm, steadfast, or uncompromising

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Bilious

Pertaining to bile
Peevish; irritable; cranky; extremely unpleasant or distasteful

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Dudgeon

A feeling of offense or resentment; anger
A kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers

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Pettish

Petulantly peevish (annoyed, irritated, bad mood, perverse, obstinate)