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  • on reading:
  • ハク
  • kun reading:
  • せま
  • meaning(s):
  • urge, force, imminent, spur on
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あっぱく pressure; coercion; oppression
きはく spirit; soul; vigor
きゅうはく urgency; imminence
きゅうはく financial difficulty; distress
きょうはく compelling; using duress
きょうはく threat; menace; coercion; terrorism
きんぱく tension; strain
せっぱく pressure; urgency; tension; imminence; acuteness
せっぱく end of the year
にくはく come close to; closing in upon; pressing hard (on the enemy); challenge
せまる to draw near; to press
はくがい persecution
はくがいしゃ persecutor
はくげき close attack
はくげきほう mortar
せりもち arch
はくしん reality; true to life
はくりょく force; intensity; appeal; strength
ひっぱく stringency (financial); impending