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confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
spendthrift - someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume