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behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
chaotic - in utter disorder
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar