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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
::: seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
::: inevitable - unavoidable
::: superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
::: determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
::: leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
::: subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
::: meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor