Spoilt and perfect

foil
(n)
Meaning

something that contrasts with another thing that is placed next to it

1st Sample Sentence

My wife and I are very different characters, but that means that each of us can serve as a complimentary foil to the other.

Mnemonics

Foil as a verb, sounds like 'Spoil'. Hence: Spoil, Thwart, Queer, Frustrate

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foil
(v)
Meaning

frustrate; defeat

1st Sample Sentence

I am determined to foil his attempt to marry her by marrying her myself.

Root

folium (leaf) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Foil as a verb, sounds like 'Spoil'. Hence: Spoil, Thwart, Queer, Frustrate

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