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expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
impassive - without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill