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ruminate - chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over(ponder)
benediction - blessing
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
troth - pledge of good faith especially in betrothal; betrothal; Ex. by my troth
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort