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hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance