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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.
::: pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
::: mundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
::: demolition - destruction; V. demolish
::: battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
::: mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
::: exiguous - small in amount; minute
::: reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
::: mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively