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transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
fiend - evil spirit; devil