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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
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
euphoria - feeling of exaggerated or unfounded(ungrounded; baseless) well-being; feeling of great happiness or well-being (when unreasonable); ADJ. euphoriaric
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man