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adhere
a. to stick fast or together by or as if by grasping, suction, or being glude.
b. To be devoted as a follower or supporter.
c. To follow closely; carry out without deviation.
aggregate
a. adj. - Gathered together into a mass so as to constitue a whole; total.
b. noun - Any total or whole considered with reference to the parts that make it up.
dissimulate
a. To disguise under a feigned appearance.

b. To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
egregious
Oustandingly bad; flagrant.
ensemble
a. any unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect.
b. A coordinated outfit or costume.
c. A group of musicians, singers, dancers or actors who perform together.
d. Music for 2 or more vocalists or instruments.
facsimile
a. noun -An exact reproduction or copy.

b. - adj. Exactly reproduced; duplicate.
gregarious
a. seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable.
b. Tending to move in or form a group.
inherent
Existing in someone or something as a natural, essential part, quality, or charactreistic.
segregate
To isolate or separate from others or from the main group. Separated; isolated.
semblance
a. An outward or token appearance; form.
b. The barest trace.
affront
a. To insult intentionally.
b. An open or intentional offense, slight or insult.
altercation
A heated and noisy quarrel.
antagonist
One who opposes and actively competes with another; adversary.
bellicose
Warlike in manner or temperament.
breach
a. A breaking up or disruption of friendly relations; estrangement.
b. A violation or infraction, as of a law, legal obligation, or promise.
contentious
Quarrelsome.
dissension
A difference of opinion, especially one that leads to contention or strife.
rancor
Bitter, long-lasting resentment, ill will.
retribution
Something given or demanded in repayment, especially punishment.
schism
A separation or division into factions.
arbitration
The process by which the parties in a dispute submit their differences to the judgment of an impartial person or group appointed by mutual consent.
attache
A person officially assigned to the staff of a diplomatic office in a foreign country to serve in some particular capacity.
consulate
The premises occupied by a consul, an official appointed by a government to reside in a foreign city in order to represent his or her government's commercial interests and to give assistance to its citizens there.
covenant
a. A binding agreement made by two or more persons or parties; compact.
b. In law, a formally sealed agreement or contract.
discretion
a. The quality of demonstrating a cautious reserve in one's speech or behavior; prudence. b. Freedom to act or judge on one's own.
emissary
An agent sent to represent or advance the interests of a person, group, or nation.
entente
An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy.
Machiavellian
Of or pertaining to the doctrine of the Italian diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli, a doctrine which denies the relevance of morality in political affairs and holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power.
protocol
The forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of states.
status quo
The existing condition or state of affairs.