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squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
permissive - allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.