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ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
incongruity - lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
confound - confuse; puzzle