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fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
buffoonery - clowning
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
dishearten - discourage
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott