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yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
archipelago - group of closely located islands
labile - likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
studious - given to diligent study
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs