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 for undertow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Undertow \Un"der*tow`\, n. (Naut.)
     The current that sets seaward near the bottom when waves are
     breaking upon the shore.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an inclination contrary to the strongest or prevailing
           feeling; "his account had a poignant undertow of regret"
      2: the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on
         the shore [syn: undertow, sea puss, sea-puss, sea
         purse, sea-purse, sea-poose]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "undertow":
     affluence, afflux, affluxion, concourse, confluence, conflux,
     coral heads, course, crosscurrent, current, defluxion, downflow,
     downpour, drift, driftage, flow, flowing, fluency, flux, gush,
     inflow, ironbound coast, ledges, lee shore, mill run, millrace,
     onrush, onward course, outflow, pitfall, quicksands, race,
     rockbound coast, rocks, run, rush, sandbank, sandbar, sands, set,
     shallows, shoals, spate, stream, surge, tide, trend, undercurrent,
     water flow

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