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alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
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
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
impropriety - improperness; unsuitableness
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap