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perpetual - everlasting
pucker - gather into wrinkles or folds; N: wrinkle or fold
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
humane - marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
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.
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
descry - catch sight of (something distant)
tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness