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powdery

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    pulverised; fine-grained; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • adjective satellite as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder
    • a powdery blue

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bright_as_a_new_penny

  • adjective satellite (metaphor) shining brightly

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sleek

  • verb make slick or smooth
    slick.
  • adjective satellite well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed
    • sleek figures in expensive clothes

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silkiness

  • noun the smooth feel of silk fabric
    sleekness.

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skid

  • noun one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    shoe; brake shoe.

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homespun

  • noun a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home
  • adjective satellite of textiles; having a rough surface
    nubby; tweedy; nubbly; slubbed.
    • a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns

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agleam

  • adjective satellite bright with a steady but subdued shining
    nitid; gleaming.
    • from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights
    • the gleaming brass on the altar
    • Nereids beneath the nitid moon

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slickness

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.
  • noun a kind of fluent easy superficiality
    glibness.
    • the glibness of a high-pressure salesman

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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sparkling

  • noun a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    scintillation; twinkle.
  • verb reflect brightly
    sparkle; coruscate; scintillate.
    • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside

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sunlit

  • adjective satellite lighted by sunlight
    sunstruck.
    • the sunlit slopes of the canyon
    • violet valleys and the sunstruck ridges"- Wallace Stegner

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fine-grained

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • adjective satellite dense or compact in structure or texture, as a wood composed of small-diameter cells
    close-grained.
    • close-grained birch
    • fine-grained rock

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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high_beam

  • noun the beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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vitreous

  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
    • the vitreous chamber
  • adjective relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass
    • vitreous rocks
    • vitreous silica

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floodlighted

  • adjective satellite illuminated by means of floodlights
    floodlit.
    • the floodlit courtyard
  • verb illuminate with floodlights
    floodlight.

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slipperiness

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slick; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    shiftiness; rascality; trickiness.

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unlined

  • adjective not having a lining or liner
    • a thin unlined jacket
  • adjective satellite smooth, especially of skin
    unseamed; seamless.
    • his cheeks were unlined
    • his unseamed face

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uncreased

  • adjective satellite used especially of fabrics
    creaseless.
    • uncreased trousers

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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button

  • noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  • noun an electrical switch operated by pressing
    push; push button.
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

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coin_silver

  • noun a silver of the degree of purity established for making legal silver coins

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wash-and-wear

  • noun a fabric treated to be easily washable and to require no ironing
  • adjective satellite treated so as to be easily or quickly washed and dried and requiring little or no ironing
    drip-dry.
    • a wash-and-wear shirt

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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glassy

  • adjective satellite resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness
    • the glassy surface of the lake
    • the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather
  • adjective satellite (used of eyes) lacking liveliness
    glazed.
    • empty eyes
    • a glassy stare
    • his eyes were glazed over with boredom

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buckram

  • noun a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue; used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing
  • verb stiffen with or as with buckram
    • buckram the skirt

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lustre

  • noun a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    luster.
  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; brilliancy; splendor; luster.

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coat_button

  • noun a button on a coat

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burnish

  • noun the property of being smooth and shiny
    glossiness; polish; gloss.
  • verb polish and make shiny
    furbish; buff.
    • buff the wooden floors
    • buff my shoes

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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ardent

  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion
    impassioned; perfervid; torrid; fervid; fiery; fervent.
    • ardent love
    • an ardent lover
    • a fervent desire to change society
    • a fervent admirer
    • fiery oratory
    • an impassioned appeal
    • a torrid love affair
  • adjective satellite characterized by strong enthusiasm
    warm.
    • ardent revolutionaries
    • warm support

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paleness

  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; luridness; wanness; pallidness; lividness.
  • noun the property of having a naturally light complexion
    blondness; fairness.

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byssine

Made of silk; having a silky or flaxlike appearance. Coles.

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colourful

  • adjective striking in variety and interest
    colorful.
    • a colorful period of history
    • a colorful character
    • colorful language
  • adjective having striking color
    colorful.
    • colorful autumn leaves

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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gunk

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; guck; gook; slime; muck; ooze; goop; sludge.

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fulgent

  • adjective satellite shining intensely
    blinding; dazzling; blazing; glary; glaring.
    • the blazing sun
    • blinding headlights
    • dazzling snow
    • fulgent patterns of sunlight
    • the glaring sun

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flowing

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flow.
  • verb move or progress freely as if in a stream
    flux; flow.
    • The crowd flowed out of the stadium

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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plush

  • noun a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
  • adjective satellite characterized by extravagance and profusion
    lavish; lush; lucullan; plushy.
    • a lavish buffet
    • a lucullan feast

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woolen

  • noun a fabric made from the hair of sheep
    wool; woollen.
  • adjective of or related to or made of wool
    woollen.
    • a woolen sweater

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shimmery

  • adjective satellite glistening tremulously
    • the shimmery surface of the lake
    • a dress of shimmery satin

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beam_of_light

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; light beam; ray.

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illumine

  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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lustrous

  • adjective satellite made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
    bright; burnished; shiny; shining.
    • bright silver candlesticks
    • a burnished brass knocker
    • she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
    • rows of shining glasses
    • shiny black patents
  • adjective satellite brilliant
    • set a lustrous example for others to follow
    • lustrous actors of the time

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textured

  • adjective satellite having surface roughness
    rough-textured; coarse-textured.
    • a textured wall of stucco
    • a rough-textured tweed

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aerodynamic

  • adjective of or relating to aerodynamics
  • adjective satellite designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow
    sleek; streamlined; flowing.
    • a streamlined convertible

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vividness

  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    color; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness
  • noun chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
    saturation; chroma; intensity.

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brilliant

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    superb.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    smart as a whip; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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vitrified

  • adjective satellite (of ceramics) having the surface made shiny and nonporous by fusing a vitreous solution to it
    vitreous; glassy.
    • glazed pottery
    • glassy porcelain
    • hard vitreous china used for plumbing fixtures
  • verb change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
    vitrify.

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glittering

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; glisten; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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shimmer

  • noun a weak and tremulous light
    play.
    • the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers
    • the play of light on the water
  • verb shine with a weak or fitful light
    • Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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vivid

  • adjective satellite evoking lifelike images within the mind
    graphic; lifelike; pictorial.
    • pictorial poetry and prose
    • graphic accounts of battle
    • a lifelike portrait
    • a vivid description
  • adjective satellite having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience
    • a vivid recollection

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opalesce

  • verb reflect light or colors like an opal
    • Distant clouds opalesce like pale brocade
    • raindrops caught in a sunbeam seem to opalesce
  • verb exhibit a play of colors like that of an opal
    • This nitrate opalesces under certain conditions

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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self-luminous

  • adjective satellite having in itself the property of emitting light

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seamless

  • adjective not having or joined by a seam or seams
    • seamless stockings
  • adjective satellite smooth, especially of skin
    unlined; unseamed.
    • his cheeks were unlined
    • his unseamed face

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pearl

  • noun a smooth lustrous round structure inside the shell of a clam or oyster; much valued as a jewel
  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    ivory; off-white; bone.

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wanness

  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; luridness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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lamplit

  • adjective satellite lighted by a lamp
    • our lamplit mountain retreat

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lividness

  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; luridness; wanness; paleness; pallidness.

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creaseless

  • adjective satellite used especially of fabrics
    uncreased.
    • uncreased trousers

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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coruscate

  • verb reflect brightly
    sparkle; scintillate.
    • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside
  • verb be lively or brilliant or exhibit virtuosity
    sparkle; scintillate.
    • The musical performance sparkled
    • A scintillating conversation
    • his playing coruscated throughout the concert hall

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ray_of_light

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam; ray.

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aglow

  • adjective satellite softly bright or radiant
    lucent; luminous; lambent.
    • a house aglow with lights
    • glowing embers
    • lambent tongues of flame
    • the lucent moon
    • a sky luminous with stars

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inflamed

  • adjective satellite resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened
    • eyes inflamed with crying
  • verb cause inflammation in
    inflame.
    • The repetitive motion inflamed her joint

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suggestive

  • adjective satellite tending to suggest or imply
    implicative.
    • artifacts suggestive of an ancient society
    • an implicative statement
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; revelatory; indicative.
    • actions indicative of fear

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grain

  • noun a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; cereal.

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radiance

  • noun the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
    glowing; glow.
  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; effulgence; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.

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refulgent

  • adjective satellite radiating or as if radiating light
    effulgent; radiant; beamy; beaming.
    • the beaming sun
    • the effulgent daffodils
    • a radiant sunrise
    • a refulgent sunset

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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lacklustre

  • adjective satellite lacking brilliance or vitality
    lackluster; lusterless; lustreless.
    • a dull lackluster life
    • a lusterless performance
  • adjective satellite lacking luster or shine
    lackluster; lusterless; lustreless.
    • staring with lackluster eyes
    • lusterless hair

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radiancy

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; effulgence; radiance; refulgency; refulgence.

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dazzle

  • noun brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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lame

  • noun someone who doesn't understand what is going on
    square.
  • noun a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
    • she wore a gold lame dress

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waterproof

  • noun any fabric impervious to water
  • noun a water-resistant coat
    raincoat.

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glowing

  • noun the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
    radiance; glow.
  • verb emit a steady even light without flames
    glow.
    • The fireflies were glowing and flying about in the garden

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intelligent

  • adjective having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • is there intelligent life in the universe?
    • an intelligent question
  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    well-informed.
    • well-informed readers

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luster

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; splendor.
  • noun the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    lustre; shininess; sheen.

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mat

  • noun a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  • noun mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
    matting.

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texture

  • noun the feel of a surface or a fabric
    • the wall had a smooth texture
  • noun the essential quality of something
    • the texture of Neapolitan life

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reflect

  • verb manifest or bring back
    • This action reflects his true beliefs
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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lighting

  • noun having abundant light or illumination
    light.
    • they played as long as it was light
    • as long as the lighting was good
  • noun apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film

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sparkler

  • noun diamonds
    ice.
    • look at the ice on that dame!
  • noun a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks

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psychedelic

  • adjective satellite producing distorted sensory perceptions and feelings or altered states of awareness or sometimes states resembling psychosis
    • psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and mescaline
  • adjective satellite having the vivid colors and bizarre patterns associated with psychedelic states
    • a psychedelic painting

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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reverberant

  • adjective having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected
    • a reverberant room
    • the reverberant booms of cannon

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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pulverised

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; fine-grained; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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wink

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun closing one eye quickly as a signal

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bedazzle

  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    dazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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scintillation

  • noun (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
  • noun a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    sparkling; twinkle.

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adorned

  • adjective provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
    decorated.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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calendered

  • adjective satellite (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers
    glossy.
    • calendered paper
    • glossy paper
  • verb press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets
    calender.
    • calender paper

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sludge

  • noun the precipitate produced by sewage treatment
  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; ooze; goop.

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superior

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superordinate; higher-up.
  • noun the head of a religious community

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lackluster

  • adjective satellite lacking brilliance or vitality
    lusterless; lacklustre; lustreless.
    • a dull lackluster life
    • a lusterless performance
  • adjective satellite lacking luster or shine
    lusterless; lacklustre; lustreless.
    • staring with lackluster eyes
    • lusterless hair

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illuminance

  • noun the luminous flux incident on a unit area
    illumination.

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motley

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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gook

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; slime; muck; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • noun (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
    slant-eye.

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chromatic

  • adjective able to refract light without spectral color separation
    • chromatic lens
  • adjective based on a scale consisting of 12 semitones
    • a chromatic scale

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caterpillar

  • noun a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
  • noun a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work
    cat.

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colourless

  • adjective lacking in variety and interest
    colorless.
    • a colorless and unimaginative person
    • a colorless description of the parade
  • adjective weak in color; not colorful
    colorless.

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iridescent

  • adjective satellite varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    shot; changeable; chatoyant.
    • changeable taffeta
    • chatoyant (or shot) silk
    • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent
  • adjective satellite having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
    nacreous; pearlescent; opalescent; opaline.
    • an iridescent oil slick
    • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
    • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

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goop

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; ooze; sludge.
  • noun street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
    Georgia home boy; grievous bodily harm; liquid ecstasy; max; easy lay; scoop; soap.

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glazed

  • adjective satellite (used of eyes) lacking liveliness
    glassy.
    • empty eyes
    • a glassy stare
    • his eyes were glazed over with boredom
  • verb coat with a glaze
    glaze.
    • the potter glazed the dishes
    • glaze the bread with eggwhite

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twilight

  • noun the time of day immediately following sunset
    crepuscle; dusk; fall; gloaming; gloam; evenfall; nightfall; crepuscule.
    • he loved the twilight
    • they finished before the fall of night
  • noun the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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brightness

  • noun the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; smartness.

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radiant

  • adjective satellite radiating or as if radiating light
    effulgent; beamy; beaming; refulgent.
    • the beaming sun
    • the effulgent daffodils
    • a radiant sunrise
    • a refulgent sunset

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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ashen

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    blanched; bloodless; white; livid.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • adjective satellite made of wood of the ash tree

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blazing

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blaze.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • verb shine brightly and intensively
    blaze.
    • Meteors blazed across the atmosphere

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slipping

  • adjective satellite moving as on a slippery surface
    slithering.
    • his slipping and slithering progress over the ice
  • verb move stealthily
    steal; slip.
    • The ship slipped away in the darkness

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luminosity

  • noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
    luminance; brightness; luminousness; light; brightness level.
    • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

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illuminate

  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit
  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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achromasia

  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; luridness; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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spider

  • noun predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
  • noun a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    wanderer.

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glinting

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; glisten; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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silky

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    silken; silklike; slick; sleek; satiny.
    • glossy auburn hair
    • satiny gardenia petals
    • sleek black fur
    • silken eyelashes
    • silky skin
    • a silklike fabric
    • slick seals and otters

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goo

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; ooze; goop; sludge.

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luminousness

  • noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
    luminance; brightness; luminosity; light; brightness level.
    • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

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velvet

  • noun a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
  • adjective satellite smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
    velvety; velvet-textured.

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sparkly

  • adjective satellite marked by high spirits or excitement
    effervescent; bubbling; scintillating; frothy.
    • his fertile effervescent mind
    • scintillating personality
    • a row of sparkly cheerleaders
  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; aglitter; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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sparkle

  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    spark; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes
  • noun the occurrence of a small flash or spark
    glitter; coruscation.

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ironed

  • adjective (of linens or clothes) smoothed with a hot iron
  • verb press and smooth with a heated iron
    press; iron; iron out.
    • press your shirts
    • she stood there ironing

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sliding

  • adjective satellite being a smooth continuous motion
  • verb move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    slew; slide; skid; slip; slue.
    • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

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sunstruck

  • adjective satellite lighted by sunlight
    sunlit.
    • the sunlit slopes of the canyon
    • violet valleys and the sunstruck ridges"- Wallace Stegner

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laser_beam

  • noun a beam of light generated by a laser

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colorless

  • adjective lacking in variety and interest
    colourless.
    • a colorless and unimaginative person
    • a colorless description of the parade
  • adjective weak in color; not colorful
    colourless.

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scintilla

  • noun a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    smidge; smidgeon; iota; smidgin; shred; whit; smidgen; tittle.
  • noun a sparkling glittering particle

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sarcenet

  • noun a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings
    sarsenet.

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icky

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; rotten.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite soft and sticky
    gooey.

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small-grained

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; fine-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding

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satiny

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    silken; silky; silklike; slick; sleek.
    • glossy auburn hair
    • satiny gardenia petals
    • sleek black fur
    • silken eyelashes
    • silky skin
    • a silklike fabric
    • slick seals and otters

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lividity

  • noun a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored
  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; achromasia; luridness; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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blink

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; nictation; blinking; wink.
  • verb briefly shut the eyes
    wink; nictitate; nictate.
    • The TV announcer never seems to blink

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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beadlike

  • adjective satellite small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
    beady; buttony; buttonlike.
    • bright beady eyes
    • black buttony eyes

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slithery

  • adjective satellite having a slippery surface or quality
    • slithery mud
    • slithery eels

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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glitter

  • noun the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    glister; scintillation; glisten; sparkle.
  • noun the occurrence of a small flash or spark
    sparkle; coruscation.

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glisten

  • noun the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    glister; scintillation; glitter; sparkle.
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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slide

  • noun a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    microscope slide.
  • noun (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.

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smoothen

  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smooth.
    • smooth the surface of the wood
  • verb make (a surface) shine
    shine; polish; smooth.
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes

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glister

  • noun the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    scintillation; glitter; glisten; sparkle.

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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sheen

  • noun the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    lustre; shininess; luster.

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brainy

  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    brilliant; smart as a whip.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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glimmer

  • noun a flash of light (especially reflected light)
    gleam; gleaming.
  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmering; intimation; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen

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velvet-textured

  • adjective satellite smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
    velvety; velvet.

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opalescent

  • adjective satellite having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
    nacreous; pearlescent; iridescent; opaline.
    • an iridescent oil slick
    • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
    • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

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lucent

  • adjective satellite softly bright or radiant
    luminous; lambent; aglow.
    • a house aglow with lights
    • glowing embers
    • lambent tongues of flame
    • the lucent moon
    • a sky luminous with stars

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silklike

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    silken; silky; slick; sleek; satiny.
    • glossy auburn hair
    • satiny gardenia petals
    • sleek black fur
    • silken eyelashes
    • silky skin
    • a silklike fabric
    • slick seals and otters

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matted

  • adjective satellite tangled in a dense mass
    • tried to push through the matted undergrowth
  • verb twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    entangle; snarl; tangle; mat.
    • The child entangled the cord

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ooze

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; goop; sludge.
  • noun the process of seeping
    oozing; seepage.

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coat

  • noun an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
  • noun a thin layer covering something
    coating.
    • a second coat of paint

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moon-ray

  • noun a ray of moonlight
    moonbeam; moon ray.

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winkle

  • noun small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
    periwinkle.
  • noun edible marine gastropod
    periwinkle.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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refulgency

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; effulgence; radiance; refulgence; radiancy.

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refulgence

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; effulgence; radiance; refulgency; radiancy.

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floodlit

  • adjective satellite illuminated by means of floodlights
    floodlighted.
    • the floodlit courtyard
  • verb illuminate with floodlights
    floodlight.

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twinkler

  • noun an object that emits or reflects light in an intermittent flickering manner

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unseamed

  • adjective satellite having no seams
    • an unseamed garment made of plastic
  • adjective satellite smooth, especially of skin
    unlined; seamless.
    • his cheeks were unlined
    • his unseamed face

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changeable

  • adjective capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
    mutable.
    • a mutable substance
    • the mutable ways of fortune
    • mutable weather patterns
    • a mutable foreign policy
  • adjective such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
    changeful.
    • changeable behavior
    • changeable moods
    • changeable prices

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ray

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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pallor

  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    lividity; achromasia; luridness; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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glimmery

  • adjective satellite shining softly and intermittently
    • glimmery candlelight

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calico

  • noun coarse cloth with a bright print
  • adjective made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned
    • calico dresses
    • a calico cat

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slithering

  • adjective satellite moving as on a slippery surface
    slipping.
    • his slipping and slithering progress over the ice
  • verb to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    slide; slither.
    • They slid through the wicket in the big gate

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prismatic

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling or constituting a prism
    • prismatic form
  • adjective satellite exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism
    • prismatic light

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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silvery

  • adjective satellite resembling or reminiscent of silver
    silvern.
    • a soft silvern voice
    • singing in her silvery tones
  • adjective satellite having the white lustrous sheen of silver
    silvern; silver.
    • a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap
    • repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen

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lit

  • noun the humanistic study of a body of literature
    literature.
    • he took a course in Russian lit
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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light_up

  • verb start to burn with a bright flame
    • The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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silvern

  • adjective satellite resembling or reminiscent of silver
    silvery.
    • a soft silvern voice
    • singing in her silvery tones
  • adjective satellite having the white lustrous sheen of silver
    silver; silvery.
    • a land of silver (or silvern) rivers where the salmon leap
    • repeated scrubbings have given the wood a silvery sheen

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blinding

  • adjective satellite shining intensely
    dazzling; blazing; fulgent; glary; glaring.
    • the blazing sun
    • blinding headlights
    • dazzling snow
    • fulgent patterns of sunlight
    • the glaring sun
  • verb render unable to see
    blind.

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buff

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; lover; fan.
  • noun a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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opalescence

  • noun the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface
    iridescence.

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slick_down

  • verb give a smooth and glossy appearance
    sleek down; slick.
    • slick one's hair

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buffer

  • noun (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • noun a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
    buffer zone.

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splay

  • noun an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
  • verb spread open or apart
    • He splayed his huge hands over the table

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nitid

  • adjective satellite bright with a steady but subdued shining
    agleam; gleaming.
    • from the plane we saw the city below agleam with lights
    • the gleaming brass on the altar
    • Nereids beneath the nitid moon

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chatoyant

  • adjective satellite varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles
    shot; changeable; iridescent.
    • changeable taffeta
    • chatoyant (or shot) silk
    • a dragonfly hovered, vibrating and iridescent

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glow

  • noun an alert and refreshed state
    freshness.
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    luminescence.

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sideslip

  • noun an unexpected slide
    skid; slip.
  • noun a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
    slip.

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undimmed

  • adjective not made dim or less bright
    bright.
    • undimmed headlights
    • surprisingly the curtain started to rise while the houselights were still undimmed

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luminance

  • noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
    brightness; luminosity; luminousness; light; brightness level.
    • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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fulgid

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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brilliance

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    glare; blaze.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; splendour; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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brilliancy

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; splendor; luster.

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bright

  • adjective emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
    • the sun was bright and hot
    • a bright sunlit room
  • adjective satellite having striking color
    brilliant; vivid.
    • bright dress
    • brilliant tapestries
    • a bird with vivid plumage

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smooth-textured

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, fine-grained structure
    fine-textured.

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velvety

  • adjective satellite smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
    velvet-textured; velvet.
  • adjective satellite resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface
    velvet.

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subtle

  • adjective satellite difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    elusive.
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
    • that elusive thing the soul
  • adjective satellite able to make fine distinctions
    • a subtle mind

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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shirt_button

  • noun a button on a shirt

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burnished

  • adjective satellite made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
    bright; shiny; lustrous; shining.
    • bright silver candlesticks
    • a burnished brass knocker
    • she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
    • rows of shining glasses
    • shiny black patents
  • verb polish and make shiny
    burnish; furbish; buff.
    • buff the wooden floors
    • buff my shoes

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heat_ray

  • noun a ray that produces a thermal effect

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glistering

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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gooey

  • adjective satellite soft and sticky
    icky.

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shaft_of_light

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; beam; beam of light; light beam; ray.

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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buttony

  • adjective satellite small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
    beady; beadlike; buttonlike.
    • bright beady eyes
    • black buttony eyes
  • adjective satellite ornamented with many buttons

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shrill

  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; pipe up; shriek.
  • adjective satellite having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    sharp.
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety

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lighted

  • adjective set afire or burning
    lit.
    • the lighted candles
    • a lighted cigarette
    • a lit firecracker
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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beamy

  • adjective satellite broad in the beam
    • a beamy cargo ship
  • adjective satellite radiating or as if radiating light
    effulgent; radiant; beaming; refulgent.
    • the beaming sun
    • the effulgent daffodils
    • a radiant sunrise
    • a refulgent sunset

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colorful

  • adjective having striking color
    colourful.
    • colorful autumn leaves
  • adjective striking in variety and interest
    colourful.
    • a colorful period of history
    • a colorful character
    • colorful language

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bioluminescent

  • adjective satellite (of living organisms) emitting light
    • fireflies are bioluminescent

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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silken

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    silky; silklike; slick; sleek; satiny.
    • glossy auburn hair
    • satiny gardenia petals
    • sleek black fur
    • silken eyelashes
    • silky skin
    • a silklike fabric
    • slick seals and otters

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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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bead

  • noun a small ball with a hole through the middle
  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    pearl; drop.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead

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silk

  • noun a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
  • noun animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders

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glossiness

  • noun the property of being smooth and shiny
    polish; burnish; gloss.

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beady

  • adjective satellite small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
    buttony; beadlike; buttonlike.
    • bright beady eyes
    • black buttony eyes
  • adjective satellite covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    gemmed; spangled; jewelled; sequined; spangly; jeweled.

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blanched

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    bloodless; ashen; white; livid.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench; pale.

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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streamlined

  • adjective satellite made efficient by stripping off nonessentials
    • short streamlined meetings
    • a streamlined hiring process
  • verb contour economically or efficiently
    streamline.

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slimed

  • adjective satellite covered with or resembling slime
    slimy.
    • a slimy substance covered the rocks
  • verb cover or stain with slime
    slime.
    • The snake slimed his victim

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tent

  • noun a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)
    collapsible shelter.
    • he pitched his tent near the creek
  • noun a web that resembles a tent or carpet

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steal

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

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irradiation

  • noun the condition of being exposed to radiation
  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam; ray.

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atomic_number_47

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    silver; Ag.

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en

  • noun half the width of an em
    nut.

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intensity

  • noun the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    strength; intensity level.
    • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
    • they measured the station's signal strength
  • noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
    intensiveness.

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sliminess

  • noun a property resembling or being covered with slime
  • noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
    loathsomeness; lousiness; repulsiveness; vileness; wickedness.
    • the vileness of his language surprised us

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luminous

  • adjective satellite softly bright or radiant
    lucent; lambent; aglow.
    • a house aglow with lights
    • glowing embers
    • lambent tongues of flame
    • the lucent moon
    • a sky luminous with stars

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glistening

  • adjective satellite reflecting light
    lustrous; sheeny; glossy; shiny; shining.
    • glistening bodies of swimmers
    • the horse's glossy coat
    • lustrous auburn hair
    • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    • shining white enamel
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; glisten; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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glaze

  • noun any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods
  • noun a glossy finish on a fabric

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superb

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    brilliant.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite surpassingly good
    • a superb meal

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glossy

  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    slick; slick magazine.
  • noun a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

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effulgence

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; radiance; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.

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twinkling

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • verb gleam or glow intermittently
    wink; winkle; flash; twinkle; blink.
    • The lights were flashing

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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spark

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; flicker.
  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    sparkle; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes

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well-lighted

  • adjective satellite provided with artificial light
    lighted; lit; illuminated.
    • illuminated advertising
    • looked up at the lighted windows
    • a brightly lit room
    • a well-lighted stairwell

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french_polish

  • noun the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
  • noun a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
    French polish shellac.

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mucky

  • adjective satellite (of soil) soft and watery
    swampy; soggy; boggy; quaggy; muddy; marshy; sloughy; sloppy; miry; waterlogged; squashy.
    • the ground was boggy under foot
    • a marshy coastline
    • miry roads
    • wet mucky lowland
    • muddy barnyard
    • quaggy terrain
    • the sloughy edge of the pond
    • swampy bayous
  • adjective satellite dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck
    muddy.
    • muddy boots
    • a mucky stable

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smart_as_a_whip

  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    brilliant; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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dislocate

  • verb move out of position
    splay; slip; luxate.
    • dislocate joints
    • the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically
  • verb put out of its usual place, position, or relationship
    • The colonists displaced the natives

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glorious

  • adjective having or deserving or conferring glory
    • a long and glorious career
    • our glorious literature
  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; magnificent; splendid.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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low_beam

  • noun the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance

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matte

  • noun a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    matt; mat; lusterlessness; lustrelessness; flatness.

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gleaming

  • noun a flash of light (especially reflected light)
    gleam; glimmer.
  • noun an appearance of reflected light
    gleam; lambency; glow.

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incandescent

  • adjective satellite emitting light as a result of being heated
    candent.
    • an incandescent bulb
  • adjective satellite characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance
    • an incandescent performance

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pulverized

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; fine-grained; small-grained; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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fine-textured

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, fine-grained structure
    smooth-textured.

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muddy

  • verb dirty with mud
    muddy up.
  • verb cause to become muddy
    • These data would have muddied the prediction

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lambent

  • adjective satellite softly bright or radiant
    lucent; luminous; aglow.
    • a house aglow with lights
    • glowing embers
    • lambent tongues of flame
    • the lucent moon
    • a sky luminous with stars

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dazzling

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; eye-popping; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    dazzle; bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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muck

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • noun fecal matter of animals
    droppings; dung.

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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reflective

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
  • adjective capable of physically reflecting light or sound
    • a reflective surface

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phosphorescent

  • adjective satellite emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous
    • the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood

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autofluorescent

  • adjective satellite emitting light via self-induced fluorescence

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finished

  • adjective (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state
    • a finished product
  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish; complete.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours

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noctilucent

  • adjective satellite shining or glowing by night
    • the noctilucent eyes of a cat

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laser

  • noun an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light
    optical maser.

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sunray

  • noun a ray of sunlight
    sunbeam.
  • noun herb having a basal cluster of grey-green leaves and leafless stalks each with a solitary broad yellow flower head; desert areas Idaho to Arizona
    Enceliopsis nudicaulis.

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slippery

  • adjective causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide
    slippy.
    • slippery sidewalks
    • a slippery bar of soap
    • the streets are still slippy from the rain
  • adjective satellite not to be trusted
    tricky.
    • how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee

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scintillant

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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shininess

  • noun the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    lustre; sheen; luster.

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splendour

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    lustre; brilliancy; splendor; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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bloodless

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    exsanguinous; exsanguine.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden
  • adjective free from blood or bloodshed
    • bloodless surgery
    • a bloodless coup

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lighting-up

  • adjective satellite turning lights on
    • it's lighting-up time

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irradiate

  • verb give spiritual insight to; in religion
    enlighten.
  • verb cast rays of light upon

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shirt

  • noun a garment worn on the upper half of the body
  • verb put a shirt on

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woollen

  • noun a fabric made from the hair of sheep
    woolen; wool.
  • adjective of or related to or made of wool
    woolen.
    • a woolen sweater

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radiation

  • noun energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
  • noun the act of spreading outward from a central source

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textile

  • noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    cloth; material; fabric.
    • the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent
    • woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    • she measured off enough material for a dress
  • adjective of or relating to fabrics or fabric making
    • textile research

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lustreless

  • adjective satellite lacking brilliance or vitality
    lackluster; lusterless; lacklustre.
    • a dull lackluster life
    • a lusterless performance
  • adjective satellite lacking luster or shine
    lackluster; lusterless; lacklustre.
    • staring with lackluster eyes
    • lusterless hair

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glaring

  • adjective satellite shining intensely
    blinding; dazzling; blazing; fulgent; glary.
    • the blazing sun
    • blinding headlights
    • dazzling snow
    • fulgent patterns of sunlight
    • the glaring sun
  • verb look at with a fixed gaze
    glower; glare.
    • The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her

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injured

  • adjective harmed
    • injured soldiers
    • injured feelings
  • verb cause injuries or bodily harm to
    wound; injure.

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blanch

  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blench; pale.
  • verb cook (vegetables) briefly
    parboil.
    • Parboil the beans before freezing them

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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glass-like

  • adjective satellite resembling glass

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luminescence

  • noun light not due to incandescence; occurs at low temperatures
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    glow.

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nonstick

  • adjective satellite (of surfaces especially of cooking utensils) permitting easy removal of adherent food particles
    • a frying pan with a nonstick surface

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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illume

  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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glint

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    spark; flicker.
  • noun a spatially localized brightness

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sarsenet

  • noun a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings
    sarcenet.

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purseweb

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slime

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; muck; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • verb cover or stain with slime
    • The snake slimed his victim

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sheeny

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
    kike; hymie; yid.
  • adjective satellite reflecting light
    lustrous; glistening; glossy; shiny; shining.
    • glistening bodies of swimmers
    • the horse's glossy coat
    • lustrous auburn hair
    • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    • shining white enamel

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aglitter

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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slimy

  • adjective satellite covered with or resembling slime
    slimed.
    • a slimy substance covered the rocks
  • adjective satellite morally reprehensible
    worthless; unworthy; vile; wretched; ugly; despicable.
    • would do something as despicable as murder
    • ugly crimes
    • the vile development of slavery appalled them
    • a slimy little liar

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atomic

  • adjective of or relating to or comprising atoms
    • atomic structure
    • atomic hydrogen
  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    nuclear.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs

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polish

  • noun the property of being smooth and shiny
    glossiness; burnish; gloss.
  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; cultivation; finish; refinement.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad

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metallic

  • noun a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal
  • noun a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

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satin

  • noun a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back

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pallidness

  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; luridness; wanness; paleness; lividness.

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buttonlike

  • adjective satellite small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
    beady; buttony; beadlike.
    • bright beady eyes
    • black buttony eyes

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smoothness

  • noun a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
    • admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs
    • some artists prefer the smoothness of a board
  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; fluency.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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silken

  • adjective satellite having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
    silky; silklike; slick; sleek; satiny.
    • glossy auburn hair
    • satiny gardenia petals
    • sleek black fur
    • silken eyelashes
    • silky skin
    • a silklike fabric
    • slick seals and otters

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saturation

  • noun the process of totally saturating something with a substance
    impregnation.
    • the impregnation of wood with preservative
    • the saturation of cotton with ether
  • noun the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid

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light_beam

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; ray.

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radiator

  • noun any object that radiates energy
  • noun heater consisting of a series of pipes for circulating steam or hot water to heat rooms or buildings

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reddened

  • adjective satellite (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
    crimson; red-faced; flushed; red.
    • crimson with fury
    • turned red from exertion
    • with puffy reddened eyes
    • red-faced and violent
    • flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment
  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    crimson; blush; redden; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

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livid

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    blanched; bloodless; ashen; white.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • adjective satellite (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
    • livid lightning streaked the sky
    • a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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effulgent

  • adjective satellite radiating or as if radiating light
    radiant; beamy; beaming; refulgent.
    • the beaming sun
    • the effulgent daffodils
    • a radiant sunrise
    • a refulgent sunset

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glittery

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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moire

  • noun silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
    watered-silk.
  • adjective satellite (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern
    watered.

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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vibrant

  • adjective satellite vigorous and animated
    vivacious.
    • a vibrant group that challenged the system
    • a charming and vivacious hostess
    • a vivacious folk dance
  • adjective satellite of sounds that are strong and resonating
    • the men's vibrant voices

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coruscation

  • noun the occurrence of a small flash or spark
    sparkle; glitter.
  • noun a sudden or striking display of brilliance
    • coruscations of great wit

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splendor

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; grandeur.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

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glare

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    blaze; brilliance.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun an angry stare
    glower.

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furbish

  • verb polish and make shiny
    burnish; buff.
    • buff the wooden floors
    • buff my shoes

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magnificent

  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; splendid; glorious.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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tent_caterpillar

  • noun the larvae of moths that build and live in communal silken webs in orchard and shade trees

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brightness_level

  • noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
    luminance; brightness; luminosity; luminousness; light.
    • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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glary

  • adjective satellite shining intensely
    blinding; dazzling; blazing; fulgent; glaring.
    • the blazing sun
    • blinding headlights
    • dazzling snow
    • fulgent patterns of sunlight
    • the glaring sun

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ablaze

  • adjective satellite keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
    aroused; aflame.
    • his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker
    • he was aflame with desire
  • adjective satellite lighted up by or as by fire or flame
    afire; alight; on fire; aflame; aflare.
    • forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning
    • even the car's tires were aflame
    • a night aflare with fireworks
    • candles alight on the tables
    • houses on fire

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pale

  • noun a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    picket.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench.

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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twinkle

  • noun a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    scintillation; sparkling.
  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    sparkle; spark; light.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes

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slick

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slipperiness; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    glossy; slick magazine.

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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moon

  • noun the natural satellite of the Earth
    • the average distance to the Moon is 384,400 kilometers
    • men first stepped on the moon in 1969
  • noun any object resembling a moon
    • he made a moon lamp that he used as a night light
    • the clock had a moon that showed various phases

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icy

  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; frigid; glacial; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile
  • adjective satellite extremely cold
    polar; arctic; frigid; gelid; glacial.
    • an arctic climate
    • a frigid day
    • gelid waters of the North Atlantic
    • glacial winds
    • icy hands
    • polar weather

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teardrop

  • noun anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)
  • noun a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    tear.
    • his story brought tears to her eyes

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incandescence

  • noun the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
    glow.
  • noun light from heat

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khaki

  • noun a sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
  • adjective satellite of a yellowish brown color

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lambency

  • noun an appearance of reflected light
    gleam; gleaming; glow.

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damask

  • noun a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
  • noun a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it

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black-and-blue

  • adjective satellite discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
    livid.
    • beaten black and blue
    • livid bruises

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candent

  • adjective satellite emitting light as a result of being heated
    incandescent.
    • an incandescent bulb

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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fluorescent

  • noun a lighting fixture that uses a fluorescent lamp
    fluorescent fixture.
  • adjective satellite emitting light during exposure to radiation from an external source

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intense

  • adjective possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
    • intense heat
    • intense anxiety
    • intense desire
    • intense emotion
    • the skunk's intense acrid odor
    • intense pain
    • enemy fire was intense
  • adjective satellite extremely sharp or intense
    acute.
    • acute pain
    • felt acute annoyance
    • intense itching and burning

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slue

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    slew; slide; skid; slip.
    • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

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shine

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    effulgence; radiance; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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subdued

  • adjective satellite in a softened tone
    muted; hushed; quiet.
    • hushed voices
    • muted trumpets
    • a subdued whisper
    • a quiet reprimand
  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; quash; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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nacreous

  • adjective consisting of or resembling mother-of-pearl
  • adjective satellite having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
    pearlescent; opalescent; iridescent; opaline.
    • an iridescent oil slick
    • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
    • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

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shiny

  • adjective satellite reflecting light
    lustrous; glistening; sheeny; glossy; shining.
    • glistening bodies of swimmers
    • the horse's glossy coat
    • lustrous auburn hair
    • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    • shining white enamel
  • adjective having a shiny surface or coating
    glazed.
    • glazed fabrics
    • glazed doughnuts

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sleekness

  • noun the quality of being well-groomed and neatly tailored
    • the sleekness of his appearance reminded me of his financial successes
  • noun the smooth feel of silk fabric
    silkiness.

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polished

  • adjective perfected or made shiny and smooth
    • his polished prose
    • in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes
    • freshly polished silver
  • verb make (a surface) shine
    shine; polish; smooth; smoothen.
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes

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chroma

  • noun chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
    vividness; saturation; intensity.

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slippy

  • adjective causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide
    slippery.
    • slippery sidewalks
    • a slippery bar of soap
    • the streets are still slippy from the rain

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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wan

  • verb become pale and sickly
  • noun a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
    wide area network.

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coin

  • noun a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  • verb make up
    • coin phrases or words

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elastic

  • noun a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
    rubber band; elastic band.
  • noun a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material

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pearlescent

  • adjective satellite having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
    nacreous; opalescent; iridescent; opaline.
    • an iridescent oil slick
    • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
    • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

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gleam

  • noun an appearance of reflected light
    gleaming; lambency; glow.
  • noun a flash of light (especially reflected light)
    gleaming; glimmer.

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even-textured

  • adjective satellite having an even texture

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pallid

  • adjective satellite abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
    pale; wan.
    • the pallid face of the invalid
    • her wan face suddenly flushed
  • adjective satellite (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
    pale; sick; wan.
    • the pale light of a half moon
    • a pale sun
    • the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
    • a pallid sky
    • the pale (or wan) stars
    • the wan light of dawn

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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scintillating

  • adjective satellite brilliantly clever
    • scintillating wit
    • a play full of scintillating dialogue
  • verb give off
    scintillate.
    • the substance scintillated sparks and flashes

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powdered

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    powdery; pulverised; fine-grained; small-grained; pulverized.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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lurid

  • adjective satellite horrible in fierceness or savagery
    • lurid crimes
    • a lurid life
  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    shocking.
    • lurid details of the accident

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illuminated

  • adjective satellite provided with artificial light
    lighted; lit; well-lighted.
    • illuminated advertising
    • looked up at the lighted windows
    • a brightly lit room
    • a well-lighted stairwell
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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moon_ray

  • noun a ray of moonlight
    moon-ray; moonbeam.

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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dull

  • verb make dull in appearance
    • Age had dulled the surface
  • verb become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    • the varnished table top dulled with time

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smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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luridness

  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    sensationalism.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation
  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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iridesce

  • verb be iridescent
    • The corals iridesced under the surface of the clear water

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guck

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; gook; slime; muck; ooze; goop; sludge.

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lubricious

  • adjective satellite having a smooth or slippery quality
    • the skin of cephalopods is thin and lubricious
  • adjective satellite characterized by lust
    lustful; prurient; salacious.
    • eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer
    • her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature
    • prurient literature
    • prurient thoughts
    • a salacious rooster of a little man

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penny

  • noun a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  • noun a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
    centime; cent.

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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lusterless

  • adjective satellite lacking brilliance or vitality
    lackluster; lacklustre; lustreless.
    • a dull lackluster life
    • a lusterless performance
  • adjective satellite lacking luster or shine
    lackluster; lacklustre; lustreless.
    • staring with lackluster eyes
    • lusterless hair

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as

  • noun a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
    arsenic; atomic number 33.
  • noun a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
    American Samoa; Eastern Samoa.

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beaming

  • adjective satellite cheerful and bright
    glad.
    • a beaming smile
    • a glad May morning
  • verb smile radiantly; express joy through one's facial expression
    beam.

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47

  • adjective satellite being seven more than forty
    forty-seven; xlvii.

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coruscant

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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opaline

  • adjective satellite having a play of lustrous rainbow colors
    nacreous; pearlescent; opalescent; iridescent.
    • an iridescent oil slick
    • nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl
    • a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster

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convincing

  • adjective causing one to believe the truth of something
    • a convincing story
    • a convincing manner
  • verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    convert; win over; convince.
    • He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

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matt

  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    mat; lusterlessness; matte; lustrelessness; flatness.
  • adjective satellite not reflecting light; not glossy
    flat; matte; mat; matted.
    • flat wall paint
    • a photograph with a matte finish

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iridescence

  • noun the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface
    opalescence.

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scintillate

  • verb give off
    • the substance scintillated sparks and flashes
  • verb reflect brightly
    sparkle; coruscate.
    • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside

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decorated

  • adjective provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
    adorned.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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sleek_down

  • verb give a smooth and glossy appearance
    slick; slick down.
    • slick one's hair

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luxate

  • verb move out of position
    splay; dislocate; slip.
    • dislocate joints
    • the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically

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ag

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; silver.

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