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duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
stammer - speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)