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  • 41 tarnishable — tarnish ► VERB 1) lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. 2) make or become less valuable or respected. ► NOUN 1) a film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal. 2) dullness of… …

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  • 42 Anti-reflective coating — Many coatings consist of transparent thin film structures with alternating layers of contrasting refractive index. Layer thicknesses are chosen to produce destructive interference in the beams reflected from the interfaces, and constructive… …

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  • 43 Sterling silver — is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. Fine silver (99.9% pure) is generally too soft for producing large functional… …

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  • 44 Magic Kingdom of Landover — The Magic Kingdom of Landover series is a series of six fantasy novels by Terry Brooks following the adventures of a former trial lawyer named Ben Holiday, and the collection of friends and enemies the he encounters when he purchases a magical… …

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  • 45 blemish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. flaw, defect, imperfection; spot, taint, mark; smear, smudge. v. disfigure, mar; bruise, rot; stain, spot; injure, hurt; sully, disgrace, tarnish. See uncleanness, ugliness, deterioration, disrepute.… …

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  • 46 stain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. color, dye, dyestuff; discoloration; blotch, blot, smear, smudge; blemish, tarnish; stigma, taint, brand. See uncleanness, disrepute. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. blot, smirch, blemish, spot, mottle,… …

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  • 47 Disrepute — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrepute >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrepute disrepute discredit Sgm: N 1 ill repute ill repute bad repute bad name bad odor bad favor ill name ill odor ill favor Sgm: N 1 disapprobation …

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  • 48 stain — I. v. a. 1. Soil, sully, tarnish, spot, blot, blemish, discolor, maculate. 2. Dye, tinge, color. 3. Disgrace, pollute, corrupt, defile, dishonor, debase, deprave, contaminate, taint, blot, soil, tarnish, sully, befoul. II. n. 1. Blemish, tarnish …

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  • 49 Kokomo, Indiana — Infobox Settlement official name = Kokomo, Indiana settlement type = nickname = City of Firsts, Stop Light City |imagesize = image caption = Downtown Kokomo in 2008 image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Kokomo in the state of Indiana… …

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  • 50 Copper — For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation) …

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  • 51 Sword of Goujian — Infobox Artifact name = Sword of Goujian material = Bronze created = Spring and Autumn Period discovered = 1965 in Jiangling County location = Hubei Provincial Museum, Hubei Province, ChinaThe Sword of Goujian (Traditional Chinese: 越王勾踐劍 ,… …

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  • 52 dishonor — dis·hon·or 1 n: refusal on the part of the issuer (as a bank) to pay or accept commercial paper (as a check) when it is presented see also wrongful dishonor dishonor 2 vt: to refuse to pay or accept a bank dishonor ing the checks for insufficient …

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  • 53 discredit — I noun animadversion, aspersion, attaint, baseness, castigation, censure, condemnation, contumely, criticism, debasement, dedecus, degradation, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, disbelief, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace,… …

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  • 54 disgrace — I noun abasement, abjectness, abomination, attaint, bad character, bad name, bad report, bad reputation, bad repute, badge of infamy, baseness, blemish, blot, brand, cause of reproach, cause of shame, comedown, condition of infamy, contempt,… …

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  • 55 blacken — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. besmirch; smudge; malign, slander. See color, detraction. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make black] Syn. darken, nigrify, make black, begrime; see dirty , shade 2 . 2. [To smirch] Syn. sully, tarnish,… …

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  • 56 taint — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. corrupt, spoil, poison; tarnish, stain, sully; pollute, infect, contaminate. n. corruption; spoilage; stigma, dishonor, defile ment; fault, flaw, blemish; contamination. See disease, disrepute,… …

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  • 57 dher-1, dherǝ- —     dher 1, dherǝ     English meaning: a kind of deposit or dreg     Deutsche Übersetzung: in kons. extensions “trũber Bodensatz einer Flũssigkeit, also allgemeiner von Schmutz, Widerlichkeit, von quatschigem weather, von trũben Farbentönen… …

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  • 58 maculate — I verb 1. make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man • Syn: ↑tarnish, ↑stain, ↑sully, ↑defile …

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  • 59 Contaminate — Con*tam i*nate (k[o^]n*t[a^]m [i^]*n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contaminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contaminating}.] [L. contaminatus, p. p. of contaminare to bring into contact, to contaminate, fr. contamen contagion, for contagmen; con + root of… …

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  • 60 Contaminated — Contaminate Con*tam i*nate (k[o^]n*t[a^]m [i^]*n[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contaminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contaminating}.] [L. contaminatus, p. p. of contaminare to bring into contact, to contaminate, fr. contamen contagion, for contagmen; con …

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