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disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
apparition - ghost; phantom
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice