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compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
crabbed - sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
masticate - chew
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven