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::: prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
::: circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: promiscuous - mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular, particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity
::: percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
::: debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
::: coiffure - hairstyle