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compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
enumerate - list; mention one by one
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food