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proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
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
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.
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
censorious - severely critical
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
concord - harmony; accord
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee