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::: institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
::: chaffing - bantering; joking
::: circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
::: careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
::: fissure - crevice; crack
::: beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: confound - confuse; puzzle
::: proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation