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criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
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.
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve