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expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
allay - calm; pacify
fickle - changeable (in affections or friendship); faithless
queue - line (of waiting people or vehicles)
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
deface - mar; disfigure
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday