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compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
conscript - draftee; person forced into military service; V.
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic