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obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
oblivion - obscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness
squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
plethora - excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses
swill - drink greedily