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taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
upshot - outcome; final result
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
plumber - one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw