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::: aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
::: summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
::: vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
::: dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
::: illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive