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flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
attire - clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
devoid - empty; lacking
diadem - crown
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle