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compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist