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hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
precise - exact
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial