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censorious - severely critical
mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
abjure - renounce upon oath
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
retinue - following; attendants