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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


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::: impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
::: gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
::: vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
::: multiplicity - state of being numerous or multiple; large number; Ex. multiplicity of details; ADJ. multiple: of more than one element
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: pendulous - hanging; suspended
::: gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
::: plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)