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annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
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.
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
stupefy - stun; make numb (as with a drug); amaze
promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car