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relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
altercation - noisy quarrel
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
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.
respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
portly - stout; corpulent
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.