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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.
::: amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
::: compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
::: eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
::: luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
::: fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
::: hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
::: delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river