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hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
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
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
imbibe - drink in
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted