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eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite