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aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
cache - hiding place; V.
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act