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exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
bode - foreshadow; portend
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
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.
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement