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obsessive-compulsive

adjective

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as in paranoid, neurotic

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“Obsessive-compulsive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/obsessive-compulsive. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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