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duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
bookish - fond of books and reading
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
pulchritude - beauty; comeliness; ADJ. pulchritudinous
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)