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::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: enjoin - command; order; forbid
::: redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
::: memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
::: deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
::: spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
::: cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
::: controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy