GRE Word List

HOSTAGE

person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands

The meaning of the word hostage is person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands.

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WordMeaning
collaboratework together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
prestigerespect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
factitiousartificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
poisegood judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
garrulousloquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
stymiethwart; present an obstacle; stump
ossifychange or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
monumentalmassive; impressively large; built as a monument
tricksterperson who cheats people
preeminentoutstanding; superior