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::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
::: ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
::: confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: impecunious - without money
::: embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
::: rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
::: listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
::: dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
::: earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal