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plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
indigence - poverty
extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence