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::: overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
::: sinister - evil; ominous
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
::: abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
::: saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
::: hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
::: mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair