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duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
clairvoyant - having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
malodorous - foul-smelling
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
parable - short simple story teaching a moral