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::: epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
::: 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
::: douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
::: manifest - evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
::: swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
::: palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
::: credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)