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touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
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.
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
insurgent - rebellious; N.
ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
languish - lose animation or strength
avarice - greediness for wealth