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repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
indigent - poor; destitute
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
erratic - odd; irregular in movement or behavior; unpredictable
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
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.
advent - arrival
covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise