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institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
sloth - slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
abeyance - suspended action
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ