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peccadillo

Venial sin

Slight offence

2

Inconstancy

wanton

Impetuous

Temerity

Reckless

3

Convoke

To call together to a meeting

4

Distaff

Muliebral

Maternal side, women's work

5

Misanthrope

Hater of humankind

6

Veracity

Probity

Verity

Integrity, honesty

7

Unequivocal

Patent

Clear, without a doubt.

8

Inure

Indurate

Toughen up.

9

consecrated

sacrosanct

Venerated

Sacred. Above criticism.

10

Hermetic

airtight, isolated

11

Paean

Tribute

12

Revivification

Restore to life

13

Triage

prioritise

14

Erudite

Learned, scholarly

15

Baleful

threatening harm, mean

16

Irascible

easily angered, crotchety

17

Politic

Shrewd

18

Invective

Verbally abusive

19

Ossify

Become inflexible in opinions.

20

Heuristic

Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.