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Word: duress

Definition: forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress


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::: bastard - illegitimate child
::: hue - color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
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::: proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
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::: exodus - departure (of a large number of people)