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hackneyed - commonplace; trite
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
decoy - lure or bait; V.
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
abbreviate - shorten