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::: contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
::: institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
::: concordat - formal agreement
::: renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
::: grumble - complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
::: dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work