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knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
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.
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
inter - bury; N. interment
monograph - scholarly article