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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2013-10-27 02:09 pm

Prompt #183

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

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Today's word is: pressure

pres┬Ěsure [presh-er]

1. the exertion of force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc., in contact with it: the pressure of earth against a wall.
2. Physics. force per unit area.
3. Meteorology. atmospheric pressure.
4. Electricity. electromotive force.
5. the state of being pressed or compressed.
6. harassment; oppression: the pressures of daily life.
7. a constraining or compelling force or influence: the social pressures of city life; financial pressure.
8. urgency, as of affairs or business: He works well under pressure.
9. Obsolete. that which is impressed.

verb (used with object)
10. to force (someone) toward a particular end; influence: They pressured him into accepting the contract.
11. pressurize.

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