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institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
cuisine - style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
retinue - following; attendants
tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.