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actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
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.
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
sublime - causing deep feelings of wonder, joy, respect, etc.; exalted; noble and uplifting; utter
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
diaphanous - sheer; transparent