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tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
cloister - monastery or convent
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
missile - object to be thrown or projected
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
innate - inborn
irrefutable - indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation