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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''.
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages