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Word: bowdlerize

Definition: expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler


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::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
::: intangible - not able to be perceived by touch; vague
::: deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
::: despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
::: libidinous - lustful
::: distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed