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infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
descry - catch sight of (something distant)
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
gruesome - grisly; horrible
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter