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institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
discrete - separate; unconnected
prong - pointed projecting part
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
veritable - being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary