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rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
underscore - underline; emphasize
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal