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::: abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
::: connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
::: motto - brief statement used to express a principle
::: quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
::: defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
::: franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory
::: capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty