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feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
repartee - quick clever reply
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
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.
astral - relating to the stars
vying - contending; CF. vie
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car