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calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
deft - neat; skillful
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself