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opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
fruition - bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization; Ex. come to/be brought to fruition
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted