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::: malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
::: provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
::: carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
::: brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
::: perforate - pierce; put a hole through
::: dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
::: influx - flowing into
::: verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise