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debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent