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invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous