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incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
accost - approach and speak first to a person
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality