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torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
decoy - lure or bait; V.
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)