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blunder - error; stupid mistake
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
languish - lose animation or strength
nuptial - of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again