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institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
philanderer - faithless lover; flirt
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous