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::: squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
::: incarcerate - imprison
::: coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: appellation - name; title
::: flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
::: reverie - daydream; abstracted musing
::: arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy