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sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
deducible - derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
finite - limited
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax