This is the only word of the day that I liked. It moved me so much that I submitted a word to urban dictionary.com. I'll let you know what the word is if it gets accepted--it's sort of a social experiment that I'm trying out.
Regardless, here is the word that I liked:
catachresis • \kat-uh-KREE-sis\1 : use of the wrong word for the context2 : use of a forced and especially paradoxical figure of speech
Example sentence:The paper printed a correction for the previous day's catachresis: dubbing a local artist-philanthropist a "socialist" when they meant "socialite."
Did you know?As you might have guessed, "catachresis" is a word favored by grammarians. It can be employed as a fancy label of disparagement for whatever uses the grammarian finds unacceptable. Thus could Henry Fowler, in the 1920s, call "mutual" in "our mutual friend" a catachresis. (Fowler preferred "common," but "mutual" does have an established sense which is correct in that context.) More often, "catachresis" is used for an unintentional misuse and is very close in meaning to "malapropism," which usually refers to an unintentionally humorous misuse of a word. "Catachresis" has been used to describe (or decry) misuses of words since at least 1550. The word comes to us by way of Latin from the Greek noun "katachrēsis," which means "misuse."