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retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
fret - be annoyed or vexed; Ex. fret over your poor grades; N: irritation of mind; ADJ. fretful
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
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.