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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.
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
muggy - (of weather) warm and damp
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
bellicose - warlike