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chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
contaminate - pollute
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
topple - become unsteady and fall down
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly