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derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
natation - swimming
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate