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impudence - impertinence; insolence
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
tedium - boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
sanguinary - bloody; with much bloodshed
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands