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Word: commandeer

Definition: take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes


More Vocab Words

::: revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
::: potent - powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential
::: citadel - fortress
::: impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
::: patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
::: espionage - spying
::: oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
::: mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood