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sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
muddle - confuse; mix up confusedly; N: state of confusion
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution