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tawny - brownish yellow
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
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
compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe