|1.||Also called tenement house. a run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, esp. in a poor section of a large city.|
"Fine, move to Oakland but I'm not coming to live with you in some decrepit tenement
rote - noun
|1.||routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure|
|2.||by rote, from memory, without thought of the meaning; in a mechanical way |
"By the time you're 23, sex just comes by rote
. Life leaves no space for meaningful sex and soon, you just go through the motions so the other person doesn't feel bad.
perfunctory - –adjective
|1.||performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial|
|2.||lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; indifferent or apathetic|
"Dealing with your white collar drug dealer friends on a weekly basis has become perfunctory
pejorative - –adjective
|1.||having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force|
"No, calling me 'stupid' is not even slightly pejorative
This vocabulary lesson has been brought to you by our weekly fight in which I throw big words at Puddle and he tries to understand them. We did make up afterwards but I thought it'd make an interesting blog post. No, I'm not a snob - I really do talk like that.
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