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::: defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
::: adorn - decorate
::: mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
::: sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
::: simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey