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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
pulchritude - beauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous
internecine - mutually destructive
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)