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transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
appall - dismay; shock deeply
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
constitution - constituting; system of laws; composition of something; physical makeup or structure of a person; Ex. men with strong constitutions
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict