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discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
asymmetric - not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
encircle - surround
prostrate - stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength