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delta - flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs