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perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
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
progeny - children; offspring; descendants
augment - increase; add to
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
demerit - fault; bad quality
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
affluence - abundance; wealth