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Word: mesmerize

Definition: hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer


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::: penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
::: somatic - pertaining to the body; bodily; physical
::: repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
::: attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
::: negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
::: factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything