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::: luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
::: inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
::: poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
::: ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
::: memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
::: 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
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
::: thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
::: corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse