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Stepford

(ˈstɛpfəd)
n
(Psychology) Stepford wife a married woman who submits to her husband's will and is preoccupied by domestic concerns and her own personal appearance
adj
(Psychology) blandly conformist and submissive: a Stepford employee.
[C20: from The Stepford Wives (1972), a book by US writer Ira Levin which depicted a neighbourhood in which men turn their wives into placid and obedient robots]
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WASHINGTON: Ira Levin, author of the best-selling horror and suspense novels Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives and The Boys from Brazil, all later made into popular films, has died at the age of 78.
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