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taint
used in Tenth Grade Bleeds

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Definition
to spoil something so it is not desirable — as when bacteria contaminates a food; or as when a rumor makes people distrust a person
  • But tainting their precious time together was the matter of Henry, and the gnawing feeling that Vlad was somehow responsible for his cloudy mood.
    7. Halloween (32% in)
  • Nelly smiled, but her smile was tainted with a strange sadness that Vlad wasn't sure he would ever understand.
    13. The Many Faces of Friendship (30% in)
  • However, it is crucial that the vampire restrain him or herself from imbibing any of the drudge's blood, lest the ritual become tainted and ineffective.
    17. Protocol (4% in)

There are no more uses of "taint" flagged with this meaning in Tenth Grade Bleeds.

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?  —2 uses
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  • He seemed to be bursting with things to say, but holding them in, as if he didn't want to taint Vlad's mood with his own.
    13. The Many Faces of Friendship (9% in)
  • And he'd be damned if he was going to taint his palate with the bitter crimson of an arrogant half-breed.
    15. The Feast Before the Kill (17% in)

There are no more uses of "taint" in Tenth Grade Bleeds.

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