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::: transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
::: finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
::: variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
::: expiate - make amends for (a sin)
::: wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
::: fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish