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confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
bargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
concave - hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
metropolis - large city
irremediable - incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.