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notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
primate - group of mammals including humans
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N: