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posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
concise - brief and compact
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture
dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware
inclement - stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement