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attest - testify; bear witness
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.
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
abhor - detest; hate
calamity - disaster; misery
slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
dissident - dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
centripetal - tending toward the center
flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame