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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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squelch

(verb) Suppress or crush completely.

Synonyms: quell, quench

Usage: The president ruled his country with an iron fist and had a special task force whose duty it was to squelch any sign of dissent.
Christine
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:54:07 AM

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squelch squash .

I am carrying my heart~I am carrying my rhythm~I am carrying my prayers~But you can't kill my spirit~It's soaring and strong (Paula Cole's Me Lyrics)***We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We ARE spirtual beings having a human experience.(T.deChardin)***There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein)



RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:10:00 PM

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I love this word. It always makes me think of physically squashing whatever it is one is squelching (go Christine). I also think the word sounds like walking in mud: squelch, squelch, squelch.
Ellenrita
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:23:05 PM

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You can squelch something but it just pops up in another place~ like weeds.
kaleem
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:59:29 PM
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It seems that "Squelch" is a family member of "Squeeze"! Isn’t it? Think
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