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censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation