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automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
prong - pointed projecting part
stupefy - stun; make numb (as with a drug); amaze
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing