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::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
::: favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
::: pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
::: leery - (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
::: application - diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
::: traduce - expose to slander
::: devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
::: vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion