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rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
concurrent - happening at the same time; in agreement
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant