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appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
conveyance - vehicle; transfer; act of conveying; Ex. public conveyance
condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)