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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
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
::: rejuvenate - make young again
::: frenetic - (phrenetic) frenzied; frantic
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
::: distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly
::: piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
::: ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes