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::: cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
::: abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
::: cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
::: totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
::: mediocre - ordinary; commonplace; neither good nor bad
::: carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
::: askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at