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belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
catastrophe - calamity ; disaster
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
oblivion - obscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness
collate - examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile