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Word: lumen

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

More Vocab Words

::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: baroque - highly ornate
::: pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
::: desiccate - dry up
::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
::: credence - belief
::: adversary - opponent; enemy
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.