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atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
evince - show clearly
predecessor - former occupant of a post
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
anthropoid - manlike; resembling a human being; N.
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar