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distend - expand; swell out
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
frail - weak; N. frailty
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning