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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


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::: amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
::: astronomical - enormously large or extensive
::: emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
::: derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
::: apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
::: demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
::: mirth - merriment; laughter
::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration