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advert - refer
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
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
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)