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vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
impair - injure; hurt; damage
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street