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malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
habitat - natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
absolve - pardon (an offense)
cohesion - tendency to keep together
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
finite - limited