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fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
fancied - imagined; unreal
irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
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.
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation