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defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
comprehensive - broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state