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opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
inalienable - not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
appellation - name; title
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
crinkle - wrinkle
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)