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morbid - given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
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
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
docile - obedient; easily managed; submissive
bookish - fond of books and reading
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork