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Word : Duress

Contributed by Mr. Akash (MBA Aspirant)

A FORCED bull RACE scene from a famous movie

 

Word : DURESS

Breakup : mountain DEW + RACE

Pronunciation : du·ress  (d-rs, dy-)

Meaning : compulsion by use of force or threat; constraint; coercion (often in the phrase under duress)

 

Synonyms:

Coercion

Bondage

Compulsion

Confinement

Control

 

Detention

Discipline

Force

Imprisonment

Incarceration

Pressure

Restraint

Violence

 

Antonyms:

Freedom

Independence

Liberation

Liberty

License

Peace

Powerlessness

Release

Weakness

 

Sentences:

1. Under economic duress, occupational distinctions between the two have tended to disappear.

2. Audition is an act of putting oneself under extreme duress to satisfy the sadistic intentions of someone who has already made up his mind.

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