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institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
enunciate - announce; proclaim; utter or speak, especially distinctly; pronounce clearly; articulate; Ex. This theory was first enunciated by him.
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
monarchy - government under a single ruler
homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses