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infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
studious - given to diligent study
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners