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thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
statute - law enacted by the legislature
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
apiarist - person who keeps bees
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
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.