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lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
redress - remedy; compensation; Ex. seek redress for the damage to your car; V: put right; remedy or rectify (a wrong); make amends for
affiliation - joining; associating with
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.