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derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
shrewd - clever; astute
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously