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charlatan: when they realized that the Wizard didn't know how to get them back, Dorothy and her companions were indignant that they'd been duped by a charlatan
quack; pretender to knowledge
circumlocution: he was afraid to call a spade a spade and resorted to circumlocutions to avoid direct reference to his subject
indirect or roundabout expression
phrase dulled in meaning by repetition
coalesce: the brooks coalesce into one larger river
coercion: the inquisitors used both physical and psychological coercion to force them to deny their ideas
use of force to get someone to obey
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