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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
matriculate - enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
nuptial - of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
memorialize - commemorate
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
jabber - chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote