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duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
trickle - flow in drops or in a thin stream; N.
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
willful - wilful; intentional; headstrong
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment