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irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated
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.
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
euthanasia - mercy killing
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement