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detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
satirical - using satire; mocking
efface - rub out; remove the surface of
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat