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privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
blandishment - flattery
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
missile - object to be thrown or projected
circuitous - roundabout
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.
hermitage - home of a hermit
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer