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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


More Vocab Words

::: inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
::: propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
::: hostility - unfriendliness; hatred; enmity; ADJ. hostile
::: obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
::: fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
::: edifice - building (of imposing size)
::: creed - system of religious or ethical belief
::: copious - plentiful
::: crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
::: pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue