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commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow