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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
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
feral - (of an animal) not domestic; wild
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
residue - remainder; balance
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
chuckle - laugh quietly
imbibe - drink in