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Word: peccadillo

Definition: slight offense or fault; CF. sin


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::: decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
::: benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
::: brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
::: impair - injure; hurt; damage
::: penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
::: gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
::: menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
::: itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
::: overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
::: outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive