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gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
artifice - deception; trickery
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
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.
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)