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malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
predator - predatory animal or bird; predatory person; creature that seizes and devours another animal; person who robs or exploits others; ADJ. predatory: living by preying on other organisms; plundering; N. predation
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.