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manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
euthanasia - mercy killing
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety