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meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
vital - full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
cadaver - corpse; dead human body
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny