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deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
mimicry - imitation
perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
diva - operatic singer; prima donna
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)