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derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
quiver - tremble; shake; N.
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
espionage - spying
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
fuddle - make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
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.