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interpolate - insert between
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
indite - write; compose
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
multiform - having many forms
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
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.
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer