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10 Cards in this Set

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to stain the honor of a person or thing
TAINT
to attack physically or verbally
ASSAIL
an indirect reference
ALLUSION
lacking originality
BANAL
a substitute for a direct word or phrase considered offensive
EUPHEMISM
determined by personal judgment, not rule or reason
ARBITRARY
unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others
ALTRUISTIC
to bring to a state of calm or peace, especially by providing what is demanded
APPEASE
a group of symptoms typical of a particular disease
SYNDROME
motivated only by financial gain
MERCENARY