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expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
artless - without guile; open and honest
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
masticate - chew