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::: duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
::: amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
::: impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic
::: genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
::: buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
::: clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
::: pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
::: heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
::: sentinel - sentry; lookout
::: encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher