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::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
::: 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.
::: mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
::: entity - real being
::: resurrect - revive
::: implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
::: nugatory - worthless; futile