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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
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
malodorous - foul-smelling
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
disjunction - act or state of separation; disunity; CF. disjunctive: expressing a choice between two ideas; CF. conjunction; CF. conjunctive
agape - openmouthed
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)