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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
::: restive - impatiently restless (induced by external coercion or restriction); restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control; Ex. restive horses because of wolves; CF. not a general synonym for `restless'
::: aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
::: creed - system of religious or ethical belief
::: nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
::: azure - sky blue
::: inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
::: alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
::: amiable - agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly
::: inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic