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artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
miscellany - mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform