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opportune - timely; well-chosen
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
duration - length of time something lasts
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)