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connotative

[ kon-uh-tey-tiv, kuh-noh-tuh- ]
/ ˈkɒn əˌteɪ tɪv, kəˈnoʊ tə- /
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adjective

(of a word or expression) signifying or suggestive of an associative or secondary meaning in addition to the primary meaning: His singing voice can best be described by the connotative word “velvet.”

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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