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narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
scenario - plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream