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::: gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
::: dissent - disagree
::: transmute - transform; change; convert to something different
::: institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
::: requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
::: decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
::: mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
::: necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
::: curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)