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::: recurrent - occurring again and again
::: chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
::: scrupulous - conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
::: primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
::: brawl - noisy quarrel
::: belittle - disparage; depreciate
::: 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.
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
::: compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement