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compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
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.
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
declivity - downward slope
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers