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institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
molecule - the smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
repository - storehouse
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion