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glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
compensatory - making up for; repaying
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander