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schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
consummate - complete; V.
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism