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::: winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
::: edify - instruct; correct morally
::: rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
::: enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of