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antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
indite - write; compose
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
multiplicity - state of being numerous or multiple; large number; Ex. multiplicity of details; ADJ. multiple: of more than one element
evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)