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::: 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.
::: larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
::: vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
::: implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
::: rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention