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taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
benediction - blessing
impecunious - without money
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
chicanery - trickery; deception