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intrinsic - essential; inherent; built-in
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
import - significance; importance; meaning
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate