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cohere - stick together
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.
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism