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secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
mimicry - imitation
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata