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centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
mimicry - imitation
obsidian - black volcanic rock
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
animosity - active enmity
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper