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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
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
monotheism - belief in one God
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric