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SMEAR
–verb (used with object)
1. to spread or daub (an oily, greasy, viscous, or wet substance) on or over something: to smear butter on bread.
2. to spread or daub an oily, greasy, viscous, or wet substance on: to smear bread with butter.
3. to stain, spot, or make dirty with something oily, greasy, viscous, or wet.
4. to sully, vilify, or soil (a reputation, good name, etc.).
5. to smudge or blur, as by rubbing: The signature was smeared.
6. Slang. to defeat decisively; overwhelm: They smeared the home team.
–noun
7. an oily, greasy, viscous, or wet substance, esp. a dab of such a substance.
8. a stain, spot, or mark made by such a substance.
9. a smudge.
10. something smeared or to be smeared on a thing, as a glaze for pottery.
11. a small quantity of something spread thinly on a slide for microscopic examination.
wuss
A person who is physically weak and inefficient
PEJORATIVE
Expressing disapproval
STEWARDESS
–noun
1.a woman flight attendant.
2.a woman who attends to the comfort of passengers on a ship, train, or bus.
USHER
n.

1. One who is employed to escort people to their seats, as in a theater, church, or stadium.
2. A man who attends a bridal party at a wedding.
3. One who serves as official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom or legislative chamber.
4. An official whose duty is to make introductions between unacquainted persons or to precede persons of rank in a procession.
5. Archaic An assistant teacher in a school.
EXUDE
–verb (used without object)
1. to come out gradually in drops, as sweat, through pores or small openings; ooze out.
–verb (used with object)
2. to send out, as sweat; emit through pores or small openings.
3. to project or display conspicuously or abundantly; radiate: to exude cheerfulness.
VANDALISM
–noun
1. deliberately mischievous or malicious destruction or damage of property: vandalism of public buildings.
2. the conduct or spirit characteristic of the Vandals.
3. willful or ignorant destruction of artistic or literary treasures.
CONUNDRUM
n.

1. A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun.
2. A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma:
PERNICIOUS
–adjective
1. causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie.
2. deadly; fatal: a pernicious disease.
3. Obsolete. evil; wicked.
RESENTMENT
SYN-
dudgeon, pique, irritation, envy, jealousy
–noun
the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.
RUSE
artifice,
A deceptive manoeuvre (especially to avoid capture)
STRENUOUS
adjective
1.characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.: a strenuous afternoon of hunting.
2.demanding or requiring vigorous exertion; laborious: To think deeply is a strenuous task.
3.vigorous, energetic, or zealously active: a strenuous person; a strenuous intellect.
SCURRY
V-
To move about or proceed hurriedly
N-
Rushing about hastily in an undignified way
FETTER
N-
A shackle for the ankles or feet
V-Restrain with fetters