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smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
asinine - stupid; Ex. asinine remarks
reactionary - strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler