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Malapropism

Meaning: the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar.

Synonyms: error, misuse, misapplication, missaying;

Examples of Malapropism
The doctor administered the anecdote (antidote).
He’s as headstrong as an allegory (alligator) on the banks of the Nile.
I thought she had persisted (desisted) from corresponding with him.
Thank you for making this day necessary (possible).
Good punctuation (punctuality) means not to be late.

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September 16, 2019

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