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::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
::: nugatory - worthless; futile
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
::: volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
::: marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
::: podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
::: cleft - N: split
::: denounce - condemn; criticize; N. denunciation