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mortician - undertaker; CF. death
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
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
equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character