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coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
bestow - confer
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix