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homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility