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expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
cadet - student at a military school
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
onerous - burdensome
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
captious - faultfinding; too critical
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus