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docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
affiliation - joining; associating with
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
celerity - speed; rapidity