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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
onerous - burdensome
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
dapper - neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
connotation - suggested or implied meaning of an expression; V. connote
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
diabolical - diabolic; devilish; fiendish