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mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage