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encircle - surround
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
alcove - nook; recess
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
botch - mismanage; blow
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
motto - brief statement used to express a principle