The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress:
An inherent quality; a streak:
(Psychiatry) A state of apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event or situation, often impairing physical and psychological functioning.
An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
Energetic activity; effort
Open acts of war; warfare
A source, beginning, or motive:
feelings of hostility that are not manifest
The state of being tense; tenseness.
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