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::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
::: halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
::: rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
::: optometrist - one who fits glasses to remedy visual defects
::: celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.