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word: calumniate


calumniate 

Definition: (verb) To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
Synonyms: asperse, besmirch, defame, slander, smirch, denigrate, sully, smear
Usage: Martha knew it was wrong to calumniate her former employer, but she was still so angry about being fired that she could not help herself. Discuss.