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transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
simplistic - oversimplified
extol - praise very highly; glorify
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
concentric - having a common center