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bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
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.
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
anarchy - absence of governing body; state of disorder
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
appurtenances - subordinate possessions; something added to a more important thing