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The ClueInfect or spoil (5 letter answer)
NotesThe answer TAINT is common and appears about once every 200 puzzles.
"___ funny, McGee!"
"___ funny, McGee"
Hint of scandal
Opposite of purify
Opposite of 'tis
Trace of dishonor
"___ so!" (not true)
DefinitionTAINT as a noun:
1. (contamination, taint) = the state of being contaminated
TAINT as a verb:
1. (defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud) = place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
2. (infect, taint) = contaminate with a disease or microorganism