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censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
protuberance - protrusion; swelling; bulge
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery