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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.
insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
ratify - approve formally; confirm; verify
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks