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tarnishes

verb
present tense third-person singular of tarnish

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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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“Tarnishes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tarnishes. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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