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patronize
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
treat in a manner that demonstrates a sense of superiority, but is supposed to seem kind

or:

the actions of a patron (to support someone or something; or to be a customer)
  • "You do not have an elegant mind " Elegant mind was just mathtalk, that patronizing jargon the math nerds used, but it hurt Jimmy anyway.
    p. 142.4

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