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confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
misapprehension - error; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage