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materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
conspire - take part in a conspiracy; (of events) work together; combine; Ex. Events conspired to produce great difficulties.
senility - old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
demographic - related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful