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mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
defalcate - embezzle
equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
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.
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast