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quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
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.
concise - brief and compact
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
demoniac - (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil