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gregarious - sociable; (of an animal) tending to form a group
mortician - undertaker; CF. death
verdant - green; covered with green plants or grass; lush in vegetation; Ex. verdant meadows
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
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