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Derogatory term for a corporate employee

You could try drone:- A person who does tedious or menial work; a drudge: "undervalued drones who labored in obscurity" (Caroline Bates). if you wanted to emphasize the drudgery and hopelessness ...
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What Are Some Pejorative Terms for the Words "Boat" or "Ship"?

Calling a ship a boat, is sometimes considered derisive. Also, calling a type of boat by the name of another type of boat is sometimes considered insulting by its owner. If the boat is a man's mid-...
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What Are Some Pejorative Terms for the Words "Boat" or "Ship"?

A scow. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/scow Definition #3: an old or clumsy boat; hulk; tub.
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Derogatory word, describing person (a pupil) who memorizes instead of learning?

I believe you are wanting to use the term regurgitate (with the noun form regurgitator): : to repeat (something, such as a fact, idea, etc.) without understanding it Merriam-Webster The fact the ...
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Is there a word for the joy a smart aleck feels when they point out to other people how stupid they are?

I'd say "smug" which means self-satisfaction, but is also often associated with a particularly condescending facial expression. And with your specific comment about the smile, something like this: "...
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What would you call a person who is self-righteous, brags about her/his moral values and is imposing when it comes to her/his ideas?

Sanctimonious will do. Per Macmillan: sanctimonious (adj., showing disapproval): used for describing someone who tries to show that they have better moral or religious principles than other ...
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What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?

In several online games and metaverses such as Second Life and Minecraft this is known as griefing. Simply, behaving in a way that causes others grief or upset. This may not be in the OED yet but ...
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Derogatory term for a corporate employee

As a British native speaker, I would have thought that "suit" or "corporate suit" would be a derogatory term to describe someone who works in a large international business corporation. Emphasizing ...
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Derogatory word, describing person (a pupil) who memorizes instead of learning?

There is the expression that someone is learning parrot-fashion. Simply repeating received phrases like a trained parrot. This is often seen as a verb, the pupil simply parrots the received lesson.
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Is the term "aspie" derogatory?

As someone with Asperger's, I'm going to take a contrary view to A.P.'s answer. Wikipedia mentions that Aspie is used amongst sufferers: People identifying with Asperger syndrome may refer to ...
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Derogatory word or idiom for city dwellers or people who aren't adapted to country/rural life

Per Wikipedia: City slicker City slicker is an idiomatic expression for someone accustomed to a city or urban lifestyle and unsuited to life in the country. The term was typically used as a ...
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When someone accuses you of wrong doing after you had accused them of something what do you call that or them?

This is a Recrimination: an angry statement in which you accuse or criticize a person who has accused or criticized you As Tonepoet mentions in the comments below, one who recriminates is a ...
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What is a good word(s) for someone who excessively asks for information that they have no business knowing?

In general, this person could be described as nosy. If you happen to be in Pittsburgh, PA, you could also call the person nebby. A good noun for this is busybody.
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What is the word for an adult who is not mature?

I would just call such a person immature, defined by The American Heritage Dictionary as: adj. Marked by or suggesting a lack of normal maturity: silly, immature behavior.
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Derogatory term for a rookie soldier

The appropriate word is gomer. Gomer: military slang. An inept or stupid colleague, especially a trainee.
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What do you call someone who is always asking for favours?

He may be called a moocher. It is used for a person who tries to get to something free of charge.
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Pejorative for a room of low quality (esp. prison cell)

An unpleasant and dreary place can be called a dump. Dump noun An unpleasant or dreary place Why are you living in a dump like this? Oxford Dictionaries Online, linked here, has other ...
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What are the origins and proper uses of “s***gibbon”?

My Scottish perspective on Shitgibbon There are a couple of threads to this particular insult. In Scotland, and I am sure in other places, we love a good, complex, overblown insult. A proper insult ...
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What do you call someone who can't keep secrets?

The first word I think of is Blabbermouth A person who talks excessively or indiscreetly. -- from ODO The thesaurus lists several synonyms with negative connotations, such as when a criminal ...
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What do you call someone who thinks everyone is incompetent (doesn't know anything)?

"Having to explain every minute detail" is not explicit in the definition of the word, but it is the sort of behavior you might expect from someone who patronizes: speak to or behave toward someone ...
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A derogatory term for a book or other printed material

As a well-read AE native speaker, I've never heard of "pap", so I can't recommend it for a general audience. I like "birdcage liner" - quite evocative - but honestly, the most direct expression is the ...
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What is the word for an adult who is not mature?

Perhaps man-child, Peter Pan or perpetual teenager.
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Pejorative for a room of low quality (esp. prison cell)

A shithole, as defined by Oxford Dictionaries Online, is slang for a terrible place to live in. An extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place
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Has "hacker" definitely gained a negative connotation?

Has "hacker" still a neutral/positive meaning or has it definitely gained a negative reputation? Among the general public, hacker still has a negative connotation. With the exception of "life hacks", ...
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What Are Some Pejorative Terms for the Words "Boat" or "Ship"?

One epithet for a boat that seldom leaves port is 'an expensive hole in the water'.
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Is there a male equivalent of 'bitch'?

In most general sense, "bastard" can be an equivalent and it seems like the most universal term. (even in some other languages) As in "You bastard!" versus "You bitch!". ...
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Pejorative for a room of low quality (esp. prison cell)

Consider hellhole A place of extreme wretchedness or squalor. American Heritage Dictionary This is often used to describe actual prisons where the conditions are extreme. Its use, however is not ...
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