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jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
monochromatic - having only one color
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
obsidian - black volcanic rock
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
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.