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repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
disputatious - argumentative; fond of argument
hue - color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)