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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.
adversary - opponent; enemy
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
wastrel - waster; profligate
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
sinuous - twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica