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stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty