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sully
to dirty or tarnish, epecially by disgracing
sullen
showing silent anger and unwillingness to be pleasant to people
repose
relaxation; a state of rest
emphatic
done or expressed with force
hectic
characterized by intense activity
canard
a false report
concerted
planned or accomplished together
coax
to persuade or obtain by pleading or flattery
scion
an heir; a descendant
defer
to delay; to put off
sinecure
a paid position that requires little or no work
forlorn
appearing sad because abandoned; in pitiful conditiono; almost without hope
connote
to imply something beyond a literal meaning
precarious
dangerously insecure or unstable
largess
generosity in giving gifts
crevice
a crack or narrow fissure
doctrine
a set of principles (religious, political, etc.); a rule of law, esp. as established by precedent
oasis
a fertile place in a desert due to the presence of water; any place or thing offering relief from difficulty or dullness
oblivious
unaware
improvise
to do without preparation
propaganda
material distributed by those in favor of a specific cause and reflecting their poinit of view
disconsolate
extremely unhappy; seemingly beyond comforting
lineage
direct descent from an ancestor; derivation
pulpit
a podium used for preaching
invoke
to call upon; to appeal to, as for confirmation; to summon
hierarchy
a ranking according to status or ability; a group having authority
bondage
slavery; servitude
vie
to compete
manifest
obvious; very clear; evident
herald
to bear news; to announce
conjugal
pertaining to marriage relationships
placid
calm, undisturbed
redress
to set right; to remedy
posterity
future generations
feat
an act or accomplishment showing skill
menial
lowly or servant-like
robust
strong and full of health
opportunist
one who takes advantage of every opportunity, whether or not it is moral to do so
assert
to state confidently
tableau
a striking, dramatic scene or picture
revere
to honor
recur
to repeat; to occur again
emulate
to copy someone; to imitate
prevail
to triumph over; to be or become most common
haughty
stuck-up; arrogant; snobbish
wake
track of turbulence left by something moving through water (or figuratively, anything that has passed)
recede
to go back; to withdraw
tandem
a relationship between two people or things involving cooperative action
paradigm
an example; a model
magnanimous
generous; noble in mind