noun: 1. A grammatical mistake or a nonstandard usage. 2. A breach of etiquette. 3. An error, inconsistency, or impropriety.
- hamartia Definition: (noun) The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall. Synonyms: tragic flaw. Usage: Many a noble literary character has been brought low by his hamartia. Discuss
- corpuscle Definition: (noun) <i>(Nontechnical usage)</i> A tiny piece of anything. Synonyms: mote, particle, speck, atom, molecule. Usage: I would not touch one corpuscle of that germ-ridden filth. Discuss
- decennium Definition: (noun) A period of 10 years. Synonyms: decade. Usage: The past decennium has seen many technological advances, but I sometimes wonder if humanity would have been better off without them. Discuss
- epigram Definition: (noun) A witty, often paradoxical remark, concisely expressed. Synonyms: quip. Usage: These gentlemen were obliged to be civil in public, yet they cut at each other with epigrams that were as sharp as razors. Discuss