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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
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
prescience - ability to foretell the future; knowledge of actions before they occur; ADJ. prescient
imbibe - drink in
dainty - delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
sinister - evil; ominous
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work