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insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
exiguous - small in amount; minute
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
personable - attractive (in personality or appearance)
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
recurrent - occurring again and again