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::: turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
::: 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.
::: retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
::: exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: indite - write; compose
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
::: bicker - quarrel