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coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
onus - burden; responsibility