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subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
subsequent - following in time or order; later
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
savory - pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)