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abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.