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expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
edify - instruct; correct morally
apiculture - bee-keeping
comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist