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::: uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
::: anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
::: 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.
::: elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
::: ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
::: indifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad
::: apiculture - bee-keeping
::: lineage - descent; ancestry
::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
::: prototype - original work used as a model by others