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::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
::: barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
::: precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
::: bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude