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Word: expurgate

Definition: clean; remove offensive parts of a book


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::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
::: optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
::: prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
::: grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
::: dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
::: virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
::: supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant