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::: institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
::: pretext - excuse
::: isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
::: flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
::: staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
::: flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
::: decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
::: periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
::: referendum - direct vote by all the people