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missile - object to be thrown or projected
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
bode - foreshadow; portend
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
trifling - trivial; unimportant
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage