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::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: 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.
::: inopportune - untimely; inappropriate or ill-timed; poorly chosen
::: infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
::: franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
::: prominent - protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent
::: noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
::: premonitory - serving to warn
::: gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
::: unique - without an equal; single in kind