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doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
imprecation - curse; swearword
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
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.
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music