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predilection - preference; partiality
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
disaffected - disloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage