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Word: lumen

Definition: unit of light energy (one candle's worth)

More Vocab Words

::: ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
::: forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
::: scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
::: reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
::: gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
::: polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
::: reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
::: momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: conglomeration - mass of material sticking together