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indite - write; compose
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
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.
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin