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rampart - defensive mound of earth
augment - increase; add to
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
dishearten - discourage
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
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.