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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.
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
adversary - opponent; enemy
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
thespian - pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress
suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy