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puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
imbue - saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon