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homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
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
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
precise - exact