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smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
implore - beg
document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position