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duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
rummage - ransack; thoroughly search