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censure

censure
(n.) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
(n.) The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
(n.) Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
(v. i.) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
(v. i.) To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
(v. i.) To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
(v. i.) To judge.

conduce

conduce
(n.) To lead or tend, esp. with reference to a favorable or desirable result; to contribute; -- usually followed by to or toward.
(v. t.) To conduct; to lead; to guide.

confuse

confuse
(a.) Mixed; confounded.
(v. t.) To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.
(v. t.) To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

confute

confute
(v. t.) To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false or defective; to overcome; to silence.

conjure

conjure
(v. i.) To combine together by an oath; to conspire; to confederate.
(v. i.) To practice magical arts; to use the tricks of a conjurer; to juggle; to charm.
(v. t.) To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure.
(v. t.) To affect or effect by conjuration; to call forth or send away by magic arts; to excite or alter, as if by magic or by the aid of supernatural powers.

consume

consume
(v. i.) To waste away slowly.
(v. t.) To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.

contuse

contuse
(v. t.) To beat, pound, or together.
(v. t.) To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.

denture

denture
(n.) An artificial tooth, block, or set of teeth.

pinnule

pinnule
(n.) One of the small divisions of a decompound frond or leaf. See Illust. of Bipinnate leaf, under Bipinnate.
(n.) Any one of a series of small, slender organs, or parts, when arranged in rows so as to have a plumelike appearance; as, a pinnule of a gorgonia; the pinnules of a crinoid.

tonsure

tonsure
(n.) The act of clipping the hair, or of shaving the crown of the head; also, the state of being shorn.
(n.) The first ceremony used for devoting a person to the service of God and the church; the first degree of the clericate, given by a bishop, abbot, or cardinal priest, consisting in cutting off the hair from a circular space at the back of the head, with prayers and benedictions; hence, entrance or admission into minor orders.
(n.) The shaven corona, or crown, which priests wear as a mark of their order and of their rank.

venture

venture
(n.) An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of something upon an event which can not be foreseen with certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation.
(n.) An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck.
(n.) The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
(v. i.) To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.
(v. i.) To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.
(v. t.) To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
(v. t.) To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.
(v. t.) To confide in; to rely on; to trust.

ventuse

ventuse
(v. t. & i.) See Ventouse.