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Word: confiscate

Definition: seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer


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::: nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
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::: expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
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