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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.
::: matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
::: unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
::: domicile - home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
::: ordinance - decree; authoritative order
::: acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
::: profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
::: pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
::: implication - something hinted at or suggested; implying; implicating
::: wastrel - waster; profligate