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assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
prong - pointed projecting part
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
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.
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.