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malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
practicable - feasible
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.