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::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
::: egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
::: 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
::: cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
::: inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
::: gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
::: evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
::: cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.