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circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
bogus - counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
mauve - pale purple
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
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.
genre - particular variety of art or literature
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself