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::: sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
::: gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
::: demented - insane
::: institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
::: debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
::: combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
::: 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.
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
::: prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly