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::: guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
::: abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
::: malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
::: 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.
::: depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
::: decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
::: surfeit - satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
::: hubbub - confused uproar; loud noise; din
::: contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
::: juncture - crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining