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::: suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
::: codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
::: ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: impromptu - without previous preparation; off the cuff(end of a sleeve); on the spur of the moment
::: flick - light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
::: beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
::: braggadocio - boasting