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taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
heedless - not noticing; disregarding
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
coax - persuade by flattery
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
clasp - hold firmly within arms
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt