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eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
agenda - items of business at a meeting
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
imply - suggest a meaning not expressed; signify