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isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
gist - essence; main point; substance
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
peccadillo - slight offense or fault; CF. sin
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.