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derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
grotto - small cavern
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)