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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
::: handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
::: polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
::: sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
::: fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
::: germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
::: gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
::: holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust