Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Strange Compulsion...

strange |strānj|
1 unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling or hard to understand : children have some strange ideas | he's a very strange man |[with clause ] it is strange how things change.
2 not previously visited, seen, or encountered; unfamiliar or alien : she found herself in bed in a strange place | a harsh accent that was strange to his ears.[ predic. ] ( strange to/at/in) archaic unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with : I am strange to the work.
3 Physics having a nonzero value for strangeness.

compulsion |kəmˈpəl sh ən|
1 the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something; constraint : the payment was made under compulsion.
2 an irresistible urge to behave in a certain way, esp. against one's conscious wishes : he felt a compulsion to babble on about what had happened.

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