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lethal - deadly
stipend - pay for services
impair - injure; hurt; damage
onerous - burdensome
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
incident - event; event that causes a crisis
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.