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vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
swill - drink greedily
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
atypical - not normal; not typical