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censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
sanguinary - bloody; with much bloodshed
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
snuffle - sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial