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besmirch (v.)

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besmirch (v.)

to soil, tarnish, discolor

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contraband (n.)

anything forbidden by law from being imported or exported

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doleful (adj.)

sorrowful; mournful; melancholy

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emaciated (adj.)

abnormally thin by a gradual wasting away

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expeditiously (adv.)

promptly and efficiently

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feign (v.)

to pretend or fake; to represent fictitiously

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inscrutable (adj.)

hard to understand; incapable of being analyzed

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mutinous (adj.)

rebellious against authority

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retinue (n.)

a group of supporters or attendants of a high ranking person

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sagacity (n.)

wisdom; soundness of judgment

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acquit (v.)

to declare not guilty

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asseveration (n.)

a serious statement or declaration

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barrister (n.)

a lawyer in England

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cow (v.)

to intimidate; to frighten with threats or violence

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indictment (n.)

a formal accusation by a grand jury; a charge with an offense or crime

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politic (adj.)

showing good judgment; shrewd or prudent in practical matters

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repose (n.)

the state of rest, sleep, or peacefulness

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supplication (n.)

a humble request

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visage (n.)

a face

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garret (n.)

a little room at the top of a building; an attic

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