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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


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::: bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
::: bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
::: whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
::: odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
::: bargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
::: zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
::: jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
::: compensatory - making up for; repaying
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college