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criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
mishap - unfortunate accident
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids