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fissure - crevice; crack
complementary - serving to complete something
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
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
quicksilver - mercury
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total