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confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
vital - full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize
coax - persuade by flattery
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
malleable - (of a metal) capable of being shaped by pounding(beating); pliable; (of someone) impressionable(easily influenced); easily controlled; tractable
lewd - lustful