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::: compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
::: demotic - of or pertaining to the people
::: fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
::: gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
::: apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension