More Vocab Wordsbrand - 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.
fastidious - difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
deft - neat; skillful
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
presentiment - premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified