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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
coiffure - hairstyle
equilibrium - balance of opposing forces; balance of the mind; equanimity
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
confound - confuse; puzzle
addiction - compulsive habitual need