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defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
gaffe - social blunder
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
equanimity - calmness of temperament; composure
potentate - monarch; sovereign
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate