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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
clime - climate
bearing - deportment; connection
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
terminology - terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
malfeasance - wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated