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besmirch
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to attack the good name and reputation of someone
  • "It may be," he replied, "because I will not encounter the dishonour that besmirches the husband of a faithless woman.
    Chapter 4 -- The Interview (91% in)

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