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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
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
itinerary - plan of a trip; record of a trip
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm