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transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
capsize - (of a boat) turn over
disgruntle - make discontented
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
superfluous - excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite