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luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
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
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism