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incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)