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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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venialve‧ni‧al /ˈviːniəl/ adjective formal  RRCUNIMPORTANTa venial fault, mistake etc is not very serious and can be forgiven opp mortal a venial sin
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venialThe list of sins, venial and otherwise, was long, but not so long as to come as a surprise.He had compounded a number of venial failings with the mortal sin of adultery.So my secret can be hidden behind the sleight of a venial fib after all.
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