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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
::: daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
::: ligneous - like wood
::: broil - cook by direct heat; N.
::: intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
::: ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
::: requisition - formal demand or request; Ex. requisition for more computing equipment; V.
::: affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube