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recline - lie down
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
oatmeal - crushed oats used for making porridge
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity