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mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
blunder - error; stupid mistake
preeminent - outstanding; superior
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)