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tarnish
as in:  tarnished her reputation


The scandal tarnished the senator’s image.
  damage — usually to reputation or image
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  • The scandal tarnished the senator’s image.
  • There is a strong program beneath the tarnish of recent neglect.
  • The law school’s good name was tarnished by the failure of so many students to pass the Bar Exam.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   tarnish [4]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Personal Finance, Sports
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