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squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral