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refraction - bending of a ray of light
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
promontory - headland
frolicsome - prankish; gay; playful; merry; frisky
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)