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undercurrent (s) (noun), undercurrents (pl)
1. In air or water, the motion that exists below another motion or under the surface: New swimmers find the undercurrent of the Black River extremely unpredictable and dangerous.
2. An influence or tendency in society or social situations that is the opposite of what is normally expected or accepted: There was an undercurrent of unfriendliness at the party and, although Janet was aware of it, she didn't know what was causing it.
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