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duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
swindler - cheater
abscond - depart secretly and hide