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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.
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
rendezvous - meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot