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lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
herpetologist - one who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
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
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
discrete - separate; unconnected
filch - steal (things of small value)
conclave - private secret meeting
roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself