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hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
beseech - beg; plead with
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate