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When that outdoor environment becomes oppressive and you have a culture that’s not equipped to spend our days inside in air conditioning, that really throws us a curveball.
IN AMERICA’S LEAST AIR-CONDITIONED CITIES, BRUTAL HEAT CHANGES SOME PEOPLE’S MINDSMARC FISHER, CARISSA WOLF, MICHAEL HINGSTONJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While the summer heat can undoubtedly feel oppressive at times, there’s no reason why you can’t grab one of the best portable fans out there to make things more bearable, especially if you know which factors to prioritize.
BEST PORTABLE FANS: STAY CHILL ON A HOT DAY WITH A COOLING PERSONAL FANIRENA COLLAKUJULY 21, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Humidity may turn oppressive, with low temperatures easily holding in the upper 60s to mid-70s by sunrise.
D.C.-AREA FORECAST: SCATTERED LATE-DAY STORMS, THEN A MORE PLEASANT START TO THE WEEKENDA. CAMDEN WALKERJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Dubai’s ruling family drew international scrutiny in 2018 after the prime minister’s daughter, Princess Latifa, was detained after she was found on board a boat off the coast of India while attempting to flee her family’s oppressive grip.
SLAVE 4 U: BRITNEY SPEARS & CONSERVATORSHIPSEAN CULLIGANJUNE 21, 2021OZY
The failure of the humidity to reach the oppressive levels of many a summer’s day in Washington probably also enhanced the attractions of Tuesday.
AMONG TUESDAY’S ATTRACTIONS: IT WAS NOTHING LIKE OUR STORMY MONDAYMARTIN WEILJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
After decades of dictatorships and oppressive regimes, he appeared to finally be setting the country on a new path.
WHY ETHIOPIA IS INVADING ITSELFRAJAA ELIDRISSIMAY 28, 2021VOX
In California, she faces oppressive heat and more controlling men, moving closer to snapping with each passing day.
LISA TADDEO IS EXPOSING THE RAW REALITY OF WOMEN’S SEXUAL DESIRES AND TRAUMASELIANA DOCKTERMANMAY 27, 2021TIME
If we are to break the grip of these oppressive systems that pit one American against another, there is no greater vehicle than genuine truth.
'HOW HAS RACISM IMPACTED YOU AND LIFE AROUND YOU?' HERE'S HOW I'M TRYING TO FOSTER MORE UNDERSTANDING THROUGH TRUTH AND RECONCILIATIONMARK ECKHARDTAPRIL 26, 2021TIME
She complained recently about a New York Times tweet that read, “Democrats say that Republicans are effectively returning to one of the ugliest tactics in the state’s history — oppressive laws aimed at disenfranchising voters.”
FIVE QUESTIONS THE POLITICAL MEDIA IS WRESTLING WITH IN COVERING AMERICA’S ‘UNCIVIL WAR’PERRY BACON JR. (PERRY.BACON@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)APRIL 19, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
It’s a plan that works well on PC too, but it feels even more oppressive on mobile, if one team is always sticking together and the other is scattered and uncoordinated.
‘LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: WILD RIFT’ IS ‘LEAGUE’ LITE, TARGETED AT NEW PLAYERSSHANNON LIAOAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO OPPRESSIVE

  • ambitious
  • backbreaker
  • bothersome
  • clamorous
  • critical
  • dictatorial
  • difficult
  • exacting
  • exhausting
  • exigent
  • fussy
  • grievous
  • hard
  • imperious
  • importunate
  • insistent
  • nagging
  • onerous
  • oppressive
  • pressing
  • querulous
  • strict
  • stringent
  • taxing
  • tough
  • troublesome
  • trying
  • wearing
  • weighty
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