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expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
impious - irreverent
abate - subside or moderate
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.