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sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
pucker - gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve