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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.
::: balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
::: modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
::: impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
::: conglomerate - corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
::: apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
::: inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
::: wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
::: coiffure - hairstyle
::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense