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thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
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
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
dyslexia - word blindness; learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to read