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antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
validate - make valid; confirm; ratify
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product