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garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
condiments - seasonings; spices
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.
regale - entertain
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
unravel - disentangle; solve
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage