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anathema

a ban or curse, often eclesiastical (religious) in nature, a natrural catastrophe; also used to denote an object of intense dislike.

deride

to ridicule, laugh at with contempt rather than the healthy laugh of enjoyment; to make fun of something

heinous

very wicked, offensive, hateful

impugn

to attack or fight with words as in an argument or to challenge something as false

persiflage

lighthearted joking, talk, or writing; derisive banter; a frivolouse style of writing or speaking

sardonic

scornful, cynical, or bitterly mocking

scintillate

to emit quick flashes as if throwing off sparks. Apply the word to something that sparkles, literally like fireworks, or figuratively, like a bright eye or a witty remark

stigma

a mark or symbol of shame, disgrace or infamy, usually identifies a person as one who is guilty of wrongdoing or dishonor.

stratagem

a trick used in war to fool the enemy, a tricky maneuver; also a deception or ruse

suborn

to induce secretly the commission of an unlawful act; to persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury)

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