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Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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“Examples of the oppressive and repressive treatment of women abound.”
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Hot and humid
“Beneath the hot and sticky oppressive atmosphere of the venue, Jon pushed his way past the bobbing bodies toward the bar.”
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Weighing heavily on the mind or spirits
“The same oppressive atmosphere pervades the town of Soham.”
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Strict or exacting in standards
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Oppressively sticky
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Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding
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Not able to be suffered, difficult or impossible to endure
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Using or given to extortion
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Narrow-minded or intolerant
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Relating to, or supporting, fascism
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Using or characterized by force or violence
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An environment that encourages rapid growth or development, especially in a stifling or intense way
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Being scared of being enclosed in a confined space
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In the manner of an overbearing father
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To a total, utter or complete degree
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Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
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Slow and clumsy because of great weight
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Showing no attempt at originality
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Not easy to please or satisfy
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