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mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
graduated - arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
pedestrian - ordinary; dull; unimaginative(lacking in imagination); going on foot; Ex. pedestrian prose; N.
lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
florescence - condition or period of flowering
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute