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exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
languish - lose animation or strength
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
compilation - listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
meager - scanty; inadequate
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.