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stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
regatta - boat or yacht race
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
vivacious - lively or animated; sprightly
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
repository - storehouse
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation