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accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
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
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
referendum - direct vote by all the people
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
disinterested - unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase