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Word: expropriate

Definition: take possession of (often for public use and without payment)


More Vocab Words

::: amity - friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
::: fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
::: broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
::: advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.