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::: perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
::: institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
::: burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
::: killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
::: truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
::: fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
::: senility - old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
::: untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
::: inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly