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repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
coiffure - hairstyle
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse