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::: malodorous - foul-smelling
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
::: insurgent - rebellious; N.
::: 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.
::: foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
::: generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: heedless - not noticing; disregarding
::: inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
::: engulf - surround and swallow up