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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.
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
missile - object to be thrown or projected
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
pronounced - distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln