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::: crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
::: pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
::: knead - mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
::: marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
::: pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
::: ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
::: attenuate - make thin; weaken
::: 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