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::: invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify
::: reimburse - repay; pay back
::: 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.
::: lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
::: detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
::: equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
::: desiccate - dry up
::: inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that