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expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
knack - special talent; art
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
connubial - pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful