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derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment