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squelch - produce a splashing sound (when stepping through mud); crush; squash; CF.
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal