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percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
cardiologist - doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for