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adage - wise saying; proverb
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
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.