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chronic - long established as a disease
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
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
reiterate - repeat
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine