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squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
alimentary - supplying nourishment
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise