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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.
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
oust - expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
gaudy - flashy; showy
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in