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insightful - discerning; perceptive
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
cascade - small waterfall
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
vicar - parish priest; representative
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
funereal - sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive