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calumny

false and malicious statement

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contrivance

act of devising, scheming, or planning

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chide

scold

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compulsion

compelling or driving force

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countenance

facial expression

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expiation

act of reconciliation

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fetter

a chain or to chain or restrain

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imprecation

act of invoking evil or cursing

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induce

to persuade lead on to an action

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infamous

having a bad reputation

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insolence

bold disrespect

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knave

dishonest or deceitful person

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pestilence

fatally contagious ir infectious disease

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purge

to cleanse of guilt or sin

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rouse

to excite, stir up

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suffice

be enough or adequate

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suppliant

one who asks a simple request

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vile

highly offensive or unpleasant