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::: parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
::: excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
::: verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
::: 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.
::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
::: purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
::: glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope