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assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
studious - given to diligent study
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation