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Besmirch

To make dirty or tarnish; to defile the reputation of someone

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Celibate

Not sexually active or married

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Debacle

A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat

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Demeanor

The way in which a person behaves

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Facetious

Numerous, not meant seriously; sarcastic

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Fortuitous

Happening by chance or accident; lucky

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Hedonism

Pursuit or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of senses

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Imperative

Something that requires attention or action; absolutely necessary, critically important

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Obloquy

Abusively detracting language or utterance

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Perfunctory

Performed as routine without interest or care

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Quasi-

Resembling in some manner but not actually; partly, somewhat, or to some degree

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Recapitulate

To repeat again or to sum up the main points

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Sacrosanct

Regarded as sacred and inviolable

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Sadistic

The deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty

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Baroque

Extravagantly and excessively decorated or ornamented