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concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
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.
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
litigation - lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
mauve - pale purple
ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
drudge - do drudgery; N: person who drudges
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous