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::: lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
::: 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.
::: ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
::: blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
::: zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
::: optician - maker and seller of eyeglasses
::: etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
::: infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction