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::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: bucolic - rustic; pastoral
::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
::: enjoin - command; order; forbid
::: mischance - ill luck
::: pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
::: mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire