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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
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
sleek - smooth and shining (as from good health); V.
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate