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dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner