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Bowdlerize

To remove or alter parts of a work, such as a book or movie, considered vulgar or offensive

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Carnal

Relating to the body's desires and sexual passions

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Deference

Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment

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Ebullient

Overflowing or bubbling with excitement

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Elegy

A sad and mournful song or poem usually in tribute to the deceased

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Fop

A man who is excessively concerned with fashion, appearance and manners

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Impair

To cause to become worse; To damage or harm

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Imprecation

The act of calling down a curse that invokes evil

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Nebulous

Hazy, vague or indistinct

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Non Sequitur

A statement that does not follow logically from what preceded it

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Panegyric

A formal and elaborate praise, written or spoken, of a person or of an act

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Pedantic

Tending to brag about one's education; Overly concerned with minute details only a learned person would know about

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Quandary

A state of difficulty or perplexity; A dilemma

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Rakish

Being fashionable and well-groomed in style, dress and manners

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Sanguine

A reddish or ruddy complexion; Habitually cheerful, optimistic or hopeful