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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.
verisimilar - having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
overthrow - topple; N.
pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald