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::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
::: uncanny - strange; mysterious; Ex. uncanny knack
::: generate - cause; produce; create
::: deducible - derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
::: plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy