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tarnish

verb

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to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • a false accusation that nonetheless tarnished her reputation

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The first known use of tarnish was in the 15th century

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“Tarnish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tarnish. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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