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::: hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
::: aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
::: internecine - mutually destructive
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
::: adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
::: 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