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::: incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
::: gainsay - deny
::: effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: visionary - produced by imagination; fanciful; mystical; showing foresight; N: one having foresight; one given to speculative impractical ideas
::: blare - loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
::: sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
::: glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person