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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.
stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
abeyance - suspended action
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin