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::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
::: selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
::: legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
::: pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
::: cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
::: effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
::: mendacious - lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity