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detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
generate - cause; produce; create
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President