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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.
::: forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
::: precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
::: queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
::: caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
::: barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
::: volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
::: permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
::: persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
::: scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation