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distrait - absentminded; distracted
vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
frenzied - madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
convex - curving outward
colloquy - informal discussion; conversation
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage