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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
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
rampart - defensive mound of earth
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility