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::: 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.
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
::: secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
::: bastard - illegitimate child
::: knack - special talent; art
::: begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
::: girth - distance around something; circumference
::: retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
::: convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief