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pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
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.
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
epoch - period of time
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)