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::: desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
::: executive - person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
::: actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
::: caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
::: umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
::: blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
::: abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares