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confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
truncate - cut the top off; shorten