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itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
pecuniary - pertaining to money
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
misgivings - doubts
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
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.