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repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die
sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent