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derogate

to curtail the application of a law or regulation or a grant.
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Epstein derogatively writes: " Proust says that in art, medicine, and fashion, there have to be new names, by which he meant that new names will arise whether they are worthy or not of being known.
Thus, remittances are generally directly re-invested in promoting further migrations, rather than being spent in what is, somehow derogatively, called "conspicuous" consumption.
Her father, Ricardo (Simon Palomare), has left them for Wendy (Helen Thomson) -- a blond "Australian," as she's derogatively referred to by Lola and her support group.
276, where the "baseborn women" are even more colorfully and derogatively termed "bastarde greche e populari." The new nuns were not actually of another order, but reformed instead of conventual Benedictines.
So it was interesting to read, some two or three years later, about o'haryzm -- a phrase which sounds nice in Polish, although Krzysztof Koehler, who coined it, meant it somewhat derogatively, if I remember correctly.
The "multicultural" struggle for equity derogatively labeled "politically correct" and the "demagogues of diversity," threaten the Bill of Rights little, compared with the demagogues of real power, corporate monopoly, national security and media complex.
My aspiration was also to take my body and the words used derogatively towards me as a woman, and as a survivor and turn them into empowerment.
The southern broiler industry, however, was built anew during the 1950s by "integrators," the name given (derogatively, by small farmers) to the vertically integrated firms that hatched, fed, vaccinated, slaughtered, and marketed their broilers.
Mukaiba's counsel is that, if a man was in his right senses, he will flee from women, whom he derogatively calls anipele because, once she takes him to the top of the mountain, she can lead him to his fall and thereafter, flee.
In fact, the BBC which was derogatively critical of the poor performance of India in the London Olympics, expressed its amused wonder at the national applause for a few Bronze Medals.
By the same token, there is a fourth culture that is prominently represented in the novel, adding fuel to an already "uncomfortable" heterogeneity: we have an added element in an unnamed character of Japanese origin who was apparently imprisoned for vagrancy (like another victimized vagrant in the prison, the Pianist) and whom ala Afro-Peruvian inmate known as Punalada derogatively calls Hirohito.
If they were prone to violence, they were treated as criminals and locked up in prisons in what were derogatively termed 'charya (fool) wards'.