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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


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::: renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
::: deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
::: cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
::: pinnace - small boat
::: variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)
::: simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
::: ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features