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tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
warranted - justified; authorized
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)