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pristine
(adjective) remaining in a pure state, uncorrupted by civilization/clean
malign
(verb) to make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about, speak evil of
ostracize
(verb) to exclude from a group, or banish by ostracism
bane
(noun) fatal injury or ruin, cause of aforementioned; deadly poison
abscond
(verb) to leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, especially from the law
altruism
(noun) unselfish concern for the welfare of others, selflessness
banter
(verb) to exchange mildly teasing remarks
clemency
(noun) a merciful, kind or leniant act; mildness, especially of weather
plausible
(adjective) seemingly/apparently valid, likely, acceptable, or credible
aggravate
(verb) to make worse or more troublesome, provoke or annoy
audacity
(noun) fearless daring, intrepidity
blight
(noun) something that impairs growth, withers hopes and ambitions, or impedes progress and prosperity; any of numerous plant diseases resulting in sudden conspicuous wilting and dying of affected parts, especially young, growing tissues
capitulate
(verb) to surrender under specified conditions, come to terms, give up all resistance; acquiesce or yield
mortify
(verb) to cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride; to humiliate
castigate
(verb) to inflect severe punishment; criticize severely