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::: dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
::: reprisal - retaliation
::: bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
::: benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
::: seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
::: chronic - long established as a disease
::: turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude