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bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
concise - brief and compact
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe