Once upon a time, there was an English Lit. class who enjoyed discussing topics related to their wonderful language. One day, they became terribly confused when talking about words with the suffix -press. They soon figured it out, but I decided to pop it on the Internet so no one could ever forget.
To be tyrannical (e.g. a king); to cause discomfort through excess (e.g. heat); to distress
To put a stop to something (e.g. riots); to abolish; to withhold from publication (e.g. the truth or evidence)
To quell; to keep in control