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pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose