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sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
exculpate - clear from blame or guilt
anodyne - drug that relieves pain or trouble;
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism