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diaphanous - sheer; transparent
natation - swimming
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.