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CENSOR

(in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.

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The meaning of the word censor is (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V..

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WordMeaning
commensurateequal in extent; of the same size
debutanteyoung woman making formal entrance into society
forensicsuitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
proximitynearness; ADJ. proximate
gnarledtwisted
concessionan act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
sojourntemporary stay; V: stay for a time
bitterhaving a sharp biting taste; causing sharp pain to the body or mind; filled with resentment, disappointment, or other unpleasant feelings; Ex. bitter wind/sorrow/tears
toadyservile flatterer; yes man; sycophant; V: be a toady to; fawn
culminationhighest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war