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confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
apprise - inform
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs