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compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
cistern - reservoir or water tank
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?