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disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
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.
braggadocio - boasting
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
mirth - merriment; laughter