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rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
altercation - noisy quarrel
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
miscellaneous - made up of a variety of parts
consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity