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suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
incorporeal - without a material body; insubstantial
distend - expand; swell out
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate