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defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
inquisitor - questioner (especially harsh); investigator; person making an inquisition
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
humid - damp; N. humidity
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
patrimony - property inherited from a father