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comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
detonation - explosion
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness