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besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
deface - mar; disfigure
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules