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iron fist

[ ahy-ern fist ]
/ ˈaɪ ərn ˈfɪst /
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noun
authority or power wielded in a cruel, dictatorial, or repressive way: The lecture described the torments that befell many artists under the iron fist of Stalin.This tyrant ruled the country with an iron fist until he was finally deposed and executed.
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OTHER WORDS FROM iron fist

i·ron-fist·ed, i·ron·fist·ed, adjective, adverb
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