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gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
philology - study of language or words
rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious