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disarray - state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state; Ex. with her clothes in disarray
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
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
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
elaborate - work out carefully; add more detail or information; ADJ.
waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye