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opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
garish - overbright in color; unpleasantly bright; gaudy
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify