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malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
baroque - highly ornate
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
humility - humbleness of spirit
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
definitive - most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
obsequy - funeral ceremony