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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.
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
irremediable - incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart