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duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
tremulous - trembling; wavering
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
impenitent - not repentant