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infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures