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::: institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
::: pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: entomology - study of insects
::: inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
::: blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself