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taint
used in This Side of Paradise

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to spoil something so it is not desirable — as when bacteria contaminates a food; or as when a rumor makes people distrust a person
  • In the silence when this voice ceased Amory realized that there were other things in the room besides people.... over and around the figure crouched on the bed there hung an aura, gossamer as a moonbeam, tainted as stale, weak wine, yet a horror, diffusively brooding already over the three of them.... and over by the window among the stirring curtains stood something else, featureless and indistinguishable, yet strangely familiar....
    2.4 — The Supercilious Sacrifice (37% in)

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