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compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
coiffure - hairstyle
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause