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enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
solicitous - anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
protrude - stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis