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::: diva - operatic singer; prima donna
::: avocation - secondary or minor occupation
::: magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
::: balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
::: artifice - deception; trickery
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
::: beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
::: lofty - very high