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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.
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
clavicle - collarbone
propitious - favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen