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malapropism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmalapropismmal‧a‧prop‧is‧m /ˈmæləprɒpɪzəm $ -prɑː-/ noun [countable] literary 🔊 🔊 MISTAKEan amusing mistake that you make when you use a word that sounds similar to the word you intended to say but means something completely different
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malapropismIn spite of his inane malapropisms, he can talk circles around everyone else in the book.This is really a kind of malapropism.
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