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censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar