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inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism