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meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
malady - illness
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
martial - warlike; of war; Ex. martial art/law
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands