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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
::: compatible - harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
::: residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
::: buffoonery - clowning
::: outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
::: obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
::: slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
::: recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person