Definition: (adjective) Bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure.
Synonyms: condemnable, deplorable.
Usage: I must apologize for my children’s reprehensible behavior, which I assure you will not go unpunished. Discuss
Definition: (adjective) Of, containing, or resembling calcium carbonate.
Usage: Immense accumulations of bird-guano gave the sides of Mount Mendif the appearance of calcareous rocks. Discuss
Definition: (verb) Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate.
Synonyms: expurgate, sanitize.
Usage: The publisher refused to bowdlerize the classic novel, so the school board voted to place it on the district’s banned books list. Discuss
Definition: (noun) An inhabitant of the earth; a terrestrial.
Usage: I was the first tellurian the Martians had ever seen, and they were as curious about me as I was about them. Discuss