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Bane

1.)Cause of trouble, misery, distress, or harm
2.) poison

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Blight

1.) a plant disease that causes the affected parts to wilt and die
such as air pollution
2.) something that impairs or destroys
3.) an unsightly object or area

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Broach

1.) To bring up,introduce, in order to begin a discussion of
2.) to tap or pierce, as in to draw off liquid

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Cadge

To beg

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Caste

A distinct social class or system

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Daunt

To intimidate, to make afraid or discourage

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Deign

condescend; to unwillingly do something beneath one's dignity

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Dross

1.)Waste product, sludge
2.) worthless, commonplace, or trivial

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Eke

To get or supplement with great effort or strain; earn or accomplish laboriously

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Feign

To pretend; to give the false appearance of

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Flout

disobey openly and scornfully; to reject, mock, go against (as in tradition/convention

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Guile

Treacherous cunning;shrewd, crafty deceit

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Ire

Anger, wrath

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Mete

To distribute, allot, apportion

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Mirth

Great merriment, joyous laughter

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Moot

Debatable, undecided

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Pith

1.)The essential or central part;the heart or essence (of the matter, idea, experience, etc.)
2.) (in biology) the soft, sponge-like central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants.

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Quail

To draw back in fear; flinch, cower

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Roil

To make a liquid cloudy or muddy

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Teem

To be full of; to be present in large numbers