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thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
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
rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
cogitate - think over; ponder
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things