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entomology - study of insects
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
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.
filing - particle removed by a file
marital - pertaining to marriage
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
mollify - soothe an angry person
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost