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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
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
sophomoric - immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
exult - rejoice
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
migrant - changing its habitat; wandering; Ex. migrant birds/workers; N: one that migrates
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor