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stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
espionage - spying
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)