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supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore