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pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
vying - contending; CF. vie
rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
ambidextrous - capable of using either hand with equal ease
consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis