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dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
cogitate - think over; ponder
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
ideology - system of ideas characteristic of a group or culture