|sober thoughtfulness or sadness|
|having or showing a definite tendency, bias, or purpose|
|1.||a point in time, esp a critical one (often in the phrase at this juncture)|
|a. a pause in speech or a feature of pronunciation that introduces, accompanies, or replaces a pause|
|b. the set of phonological features signalling a division between words, such as those that distinguish a name from an aim|
|3.||a less common word for junction|
juncture junc·ture (jŭngk'chər)
The point, line, or surface of union of two parts.