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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


More Vocab Words

::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
::: solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
::: spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
::: confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
::: ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
::: overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
::: winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
::: caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
::: ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument