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::: disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
::: chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
::: mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
::: pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
::: vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
::: acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point
::: inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
::: institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
::: chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
::: hut - crude dwelling; shack