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::: derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
::: juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
::: pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
::: bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
::: badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
::: unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration