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::: solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
::: compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
::: aegis - shield; protection; defense
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
::: exorcise - drive out evil spirits
::: rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
::: abet - assist usually in doing something wrong; encourage
::: adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
::: censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.