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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
::: pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
::: cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
::: accessory - additional object; useful but not essential thing
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
::: nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
::: pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
::: impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
::: ameliorate - improve