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ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
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.
propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces