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::: haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
::: maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
::: elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
::: imperceptible - unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
::: blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
::: initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
::: nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
::: secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive