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confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
verdant - green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect