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entomology - study of insects
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
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.
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
array - marshal; draw up in order; arrange in order; clothe splendidly; adorn; N: fine clothes; ordered group; Ex. in battle array