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corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
aspirant - seeker after position or status
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
bland - soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence