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Implied PowerPlay
Blackmail suggests one person has power over another by holding a damaging secret. SlideWith the blackmail, he controlled her every decision.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Blackmail is illegal and unethical, carrying a strong negative moral judgment. SlideBlackmail is a crime, and culprits are viewed with disdain.
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Cultural ReferencesPlay
In movies, blackmail is a common plot device, often resulting in suspense. SlideThe thriller centered on a devastating act of blackmail.