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scrofula
(noun) a tuberculous condition; esp. with signs in the neck
scrofulous
(adj) having scrofula; hence, morally contaminated
catachresis
(noun) a. (rhetoric) use of a word instead of the correct one; b. (philology) use of an improper word from mistaking its origin
apical
(adj) belonging to an apex; at the top
addorsed
(adj) set back to back (as in heraldry)
prorogue
(verb) 1. (obs.) to postpone; 2. to adjourn
engross
(verb) 1. to write in a large hand; 2. to control a market by buying large quantities; hence, to take the whole of
irredentist
(noun) one who advocates regaining a country's lost territory
contretemps
(noun) an embarrassing or inopportune event
nosology
(noun) science of diseases and their classification
podgy
(adj) fat and short
mincing
(adj) affectedly nice
toff
(noun) (Brit. slang) a dandy
rumbustious
(adj) rambunctious
panjandrum
(noun) a pompous, self-important person
chiasmus
(noun) (rhetoric) the reversal of the order of words in the second of two parallel phrases
blague
(noun) (mid-19th c.) a joke or piece of nonsense
perchance
(adv) (archaic or poetic) 1. perhaps, possibly; 2. by chance, accidentally
climacteric
(noun) a critical period or event
jobbery
(noun) use of a public office for one's own gain