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squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
contusion - bruise
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually