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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.
::: bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: lewd - lustful
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
::: megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
::: deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
::: ordinance - decree; authoritative order
::: pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty