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underlying - lying below; fundamental
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
bestow - confer
impenitent - not repentant
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
baffle - frustrate; perplex