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::: burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
::: pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny
::: distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
::: wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
::: codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
::: universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
::: epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus