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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
viable - capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
cumulative - growing by addition; accumulative
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up
disgruntle - make discontented
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.