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endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
glutinous - sticky; viscous; gluey