Coerce means force.
It is against the law for someone to coerce you into giving away your belongings.
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Wily means cunning.
The wily cartoon character was always thinking of ways to steal food.
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Vigilant means watchful.
As the Secretary of Defense, it is your responsibility to remain vigilant to threats against Homeland Security.
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Kudos means praise.
The person who wrote that wonderful speech is worthy of kudos.
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Concede means surrender.
The police will concede to the kidnapper’s demands if the hostages are released.
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Puerile means childish.
Since my son is thirty-three years of age, I do not find his puerile behavior amusing.
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Derelict means abandoned.
Because many businesses closed during the economic crisis, the city is now filled with derelict shops and empty factories.
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Pliable means flexible.
Compared to oak trees, the willow’s branches are pliable.
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Malevolent means malicious.
With a malevolent look on the man's face, Leah knew she was in danger.
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Zealous means passionate.
No one was surprised when the zealous protestors tore down the fence.
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