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derisive (dE rai Sihv) adjective
from O.Fr. derision (13c) from L derisionem noun of action from deridere ridicule"
characterized by or excpressing derision; contemptuous; mocking.

I am always derisive when my mom is talking to me.
distended (dih stehnd) verb
from latin distendere from dis-+tendere to stretch
to swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure.

most people's stomachs will distended when they eat a lot of food.
swathe (swadh) transitive verb
O.E. swapian "to swathe", from swaou "track, trace, band"
to wrap or bind or as if with bandages

the snake was trying to kill his pry by swathing it.
effulgence (ih fuhl jihts) noun
L.L. effulgentia from L. effulgentum (nom. effulgens) prp. of effulgere "shine forth"
a brillant radiance
its dramatic ability to squeeze all of reality into a single continuum between gloom and effulgence
enmity (en Ma ti) noun
middle english enemite from old french enemistie from vulagar latin
deep-seated, often mutal hatred

the muslims enmity to christians has grown to strong.
interpose/d (in ter poz) verb
french from old french interposer to intervene alteration.
to insert or introduce between parts to place between others or things.
an agreement to refrain from violating Iraq's airspace would also interpose a demilitarized zone between Saudi Arabia
strident (strai dent) adjective
latin strdns strdent present participle of strdre to make harsh sounds ultimately of imitvative origin
loud harsh grating or shrill; discordant
you lament the depths to which elite liberal institutions have plumbed -- now alongside their strident activist compatriots.
furtive (FUR-tiv) adjective/ furtively adverb/ furtiveness noun
french furtif from old french from latin frtvus, from frtum theft from fr thief
done by stealth; surreptitious sevret as a furtive look
The man made a furtive moment as if he were reaching for a weapon, prompting the officer to shoot him, authorities said
pallor (pal lor) nour
middle english pallour from old french palor from latin pallor from pallre to be pale.
extreme or unnatural palness
Only the clammy pallor of Crudup's skin seems fresh
supercilious (soo-puhr-SIL-ee-uhs) adjective
supercilious is from latin superciliousus from supercilium an eyebrow arrogance.
disdainfully arrogant; haughty
The music snob is easily identified by the air of smugness and the supercilious tones used when discussing bands you’ve never heard of and ...