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commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases