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sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
Elysium - place or condition of bliss
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)