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::: tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
::: impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
::: atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
::: discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
::: distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
::: enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler