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peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
deterrent - something that discourages or deters
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
absolute - complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country