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subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
introvert - one who is introspective or inclined to think more about oneself; ADJ. introverted
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
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.
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
aberrant - abnormal or deviant
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration