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Noun
Compelling or being compelled
“But whether you are going to do it by compulsion of circumstances or by conviction has to be decided.”
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An irresistible urge to behave in a certain way
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“Here, Ross explores David's compulsion to overwork and the way his humiliating loss of earnings and status impacts on the family.”
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Mind set on one idea
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The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity
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A sudden strong and unreflective urge or desire to act
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A phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time
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The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats
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That which must be done out of principle
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A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
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The quality of being susceptible
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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A thing that stimulates someone into action
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A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
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Unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour; self-control
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Something that is formally or legally required or obligatory
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