GRE Word List


take possession of (often for public use and without payment)

The meaning of the word expropriate is take possession of (often for public use and without payment).

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cantodivision of a long poem
perorationconclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
exactingextremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
hallowedblessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
indicessigns; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
relapsereturn to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
psychopathicpertaining to mental dearrangement; N. psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder
turpitudedepravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
genialitycheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
querulousgiven to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining