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personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
cavil - quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote