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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
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
motto - brief statement used to express a principle