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::: scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
::: rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
::: 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.
::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
::: metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
::: scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
::: jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
::: maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
::: seine - seine net; net for catching fish
::: precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice