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stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
verbalize - put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb