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::: desiccate - dry up
::: favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
::: institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
::: cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
::: seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
::: scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
::: ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
::: aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
::: laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
::: carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen