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Besmirch

to defame; to tarnish

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Adroit

skillful, accomplished, highly competent

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Annul

to cancel, nullify legally

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Supersede

replace; remove

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Paradigm

model, example

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Proximity

nearness, adjacency

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Evanescent

fleeting; disappearing

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Eschew

to avoid or shun

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Pariah

social outcast, bum

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Absolve

acquit; pardon

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Affable

friendly, easy to approach

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Aspersion

false rumor, damaging report, slander

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Fetter

to shackle

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Wane

grow or cause to grow less

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Laconic

using few words

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Recapitulate

to repeat; summarize

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Attenuate

to make thin or slender; weaken

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Commodious

ample

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Amalgam

mixture, combination, alloy

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Asunder

into different parts

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Jejune

dull; lacking maturity

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Acerbic

bitter, sharp in taste or temper

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Sardonic

scornfully mocking

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Schism

a division or rupture

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Discord

conflict

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Boor

crude person, one lacking manners or taste

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Malcontent

one who is dissatisfied

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Magnate

a powerful or influential person, especially in an industry or business

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Grandiose

pompous; haughty

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Philistine

one who is indifferent to cultural values

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Decorous

civil

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Despondent

deeply depressed

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Contrite

repentant

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Ameliorate

to improve

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Germane

relevant; appropriate