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repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure