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bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?