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institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
scorch - sear; N.
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
interstice - narrow space between things
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless