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Word: pejorative

Definition: (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.


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::: effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
::: stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
::: avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
::: ovation - enthusiastic applause
::: belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
::: obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
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