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pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
suckle - give or take milk at the breast or udder
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
concave - hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole