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onus - burden; responsibility
incline - slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
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.
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)