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censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
dissemble - disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
craven - cowardly
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex