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venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
soothsayer - one who foretells the future
sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.