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bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
dispirited - lacking in spirit
dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties