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ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness