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foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove
arable - fit for growing crops; Ex. arable land
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions