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::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: amicable - peaceful; politely friendly; not quarrelsome; Ex. amicable settlement
::: jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
::: vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
::: bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
::: qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
::: submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals