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 for malapropism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  malapropism \mal"a*prop*ism\, n. [From Mrs. Malaprop, a
     character in Sheridan's drama, " The Rivals," who makes
     amusing blunders in her use of words. See Malapropos.]
     A grotesque misuse of a word; a word so used.
     [1913 Webster]

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