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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


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::: desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
::: philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
::: deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: incipient - beginning; in an early stage
::: neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant