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pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
unfeigned - genuine; real
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
statute - law enacted by the legislature
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed