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virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
horoscope - diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
enmity - ill will; hatred; hostility
replicate - reproduce; duplicate
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
unprepossessing - unattractive
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.